Gurias rumble with 34-12 win over Isapea in Lae

first_imgThe Gurias registered first points from a penalty in the opening minutes from boot of Elipas Pidik.Pidik made it 4-0 not long after Isapea gave away another  penalty right in front of the posts.But it was the Gulf boys who crossed the tryline first when five-eighth Solomon Pokari Kale  slipped a  no-look pass to Jack Manda who ran in to score.Japheth Olik put his side in front after converting the try.But the Gurias hit back straight after with quick hands that created an overlap for Pidik to score out wide.Pidik struck a beauty from the sideline to sail the ball between the posts to take back the lead at 10-6 right on the 20 minute mark.Kale continued to be handful for the Gurias defence and had a hand in his side’s second four pointer sending a flying Tau Muri in who slammed the ball down near the posts.The lead changed again when Olik made it two from two  with the conversion.But Isapea invited the Gurias back into the game giving away another penalty.The Gurias made them pay after William Aquila dived over on the wing.More penalties given away by Isapea cost then more points as Pidik added another two points from a penalty to take a 16-12 lead going into the break.The second half started off disastrously for Isapea giving away another penalty from the kick off.Gurias hooker Stanley Olo kicked for touch and found the line 10 metres out.Olo then crossed to score several plays later to extend the Gurias lead.Tempers flared as both teams exchanges punches on the field.But it was all one sided traffic from this point on with the Gurias running in two more tries to set up a comprehensive win.last_img read more

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