AUSTRALIAN Trade Centre Limited (ATCL) Lae Bombers will come out in full force this weekend in round two of Bemobile Cup in Port
Their main aim is to restore lost pride after losing to Rangers in round one at their home ground.
Rangers defeated the second city boys (Bombers) 18-10 in one of those aggressive but clean contest.
Facing Rangers at Rangers home turf at Borokos Lloyd Robson oval this Sunday would bring memories back from game three and
certainly a war of retaliation would be the order of the day.
Rangers made mince meat out of Structural Bridging System (SBS) Mendi Muruks last week in Lae, Morobe Province with a convincing
14-0 score line.
The 14-0 score line shock Papua New Guinea especially the rugby league supporters because Muruks are looked on as the champion
team given their record in the past SP Cup games.
This means Bombers will be facing the might of competitions lesders in a game of a life time. Brian Apo, Benjamin Tomben, Samson
Ene, Johnson Kuike and Mathias Emiabo will lead Rangers while Bombers will depend on Russ Kaupa Jnr, Jerry Kuts and Samson Nigi.
In another interesting encounter, Port Moresby CIVPAC NCDC Vipers face Bintangor Eagles up in Mount Hagen.
Both teams will be out to beat each other and at the same time will depend on Lahanis to beat Muruks in order to make it into top
Up in Ice Peles Wabag, Mioks will be sharpening their arrows for another Bemobile clash against the boys from the volcano island
and the competition leaders Gurias.
Gurias George Moni who played a blinder against Vipers and pulled the plug on the 79th minute will again lead Gurias last weekend
in Port Moresby will have another hunt to maintain their lead from the competitions points ladder against the might of Wabag
Only one man who will stand for Mioks directing traffic on the paddock would be none other their own verson of Jonathon Thurston
and current residents Kumuls halfback Mai Tom.
Mioks team manager Timothy Lepa said from Wabag they would not be any easy threats to others as there are only four games
remaining before the final five teams contest for the first Bemobile Cup prize.
We are in fourth place and dont want to lose our chances of making the finals. At least we must win this game and move up the
ladder, he said.
Lepa said four loses would be enough for the team. We have won five games and lost four out from our nine outings. Our only hope
for now is to maintain our home record win and certainly the game against Gurias will be a chilly-hot battle for us, he said.
Gurias, on the other hand confirmed through Coach and former Kumuls star hooker Michael Marum that the game against Mioks wound be
very tough given near-completion Bemobile competition. Its going to be very, very tough, Marum said from Agmaks sales office
in Rabaul via phone at 230pm yesterday.
Despite rumours that they are only good at home Marum said those are negative thoughts only to distract the teams morale. We
play clean football with teams coming here and when you look closely with the records back, we have proven this critics wrong with
several wins outside of our own turf therefore we always finish at the top of the table every year, he said it straight.
We are going Wabag to face Mioks all in the name of rugby league just like we did against Vipers. We will play hard and hope the
result will come our way, he said.