Hawks claim women’s title in Madang final

first_imgNorths coming all the way from Riwo village along the North Coast brought with them trucks full of supporters with sponsor Hook Kasses and Madang Deputy Governor Rama Marisan leading the convoy. Hawks girls from the Admin compound area were eager to take the cup into their compound.Hawks lead by captain and hooker Lydia Suguman entered  the field with Lace Kuni, who is part of the Soccer Pacific Games women team, taking  on the wing position and other big name players for Hawks,  Batshiba Kewa at half back and Atua Areak in five eighth position with top backline Kimberly Mamsu looking after the backline.The North Riders captain was centre Irene Dau and featuring key half back Roselyn Martin with five eighth  Grace Luke leading the backline.The game was tough in the first half with both teams playing fast  footy and few ball errors and hard tackles, right into the twenty minute mark when Hawks took advantage of a drop ball from North fullback Roselyn Getawa to score from the wing by centre Magret Rimba with the  conversion attempt by Atua Arek unsuccessful.Hawks lead at half time 4-0 with the crowd kept on their toes while the sounds of supporters echoed further into the town vicinity.In the second half Norths bounced back, making fierce plays  in an attempt to score and equalize but Hawks played well defensively to put them off.With 10 minutes remaining on the clock Hawks captain Lydia Suguman took a loose dropped ball from Norths half back to send her  big prop Dianne Kig in to score, bringing the the scoreline to 8-0.Norths tried  hard to break through the defencse but could not find the gap despite marvellous play from the two halves.The mens grand final will be played this weekend along with the rugby union grand final and the Minister for Petroleum and Energy and Madang MP Nixon Duban will do the presentation. Caption: North players trying to tackle the Hawks forward in blue.last_img read more