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Hans seals City win

Hans scored two of his three goals in the first half from two free kicks, while the final one in the second half sent a statement to the other teams, who are vying for the top two positions in the last four games of the conference stage.

From the start Huawei dictated the game until the 25th minute when Port Moresby’s midfielder Jacob Sabua dribbled past several players from the centerline, to slam home the first goal.

The goal boosted their morale to before they went on to score another four and make it 5-0 in the first half.

Port Moresby’s head coach Robert Popat said he was impressed with the execution his team displayed.

“I told the players to lift their game and they did,” Popat said.

“After Sabua’s goal the tide changed and we started to take control of the game. The five goals in the first half, together with the only goal in the second half, was a reward for that.

“Our focus now is to tackle every match in the remaining games in the same manner,” he said.

Huawei PS United coach Nathan Vincent said the loss now puts them in a critical position, especially with them being last on the ladder.

“It will be very tough and that is the challenge I am facing,” he said.

Vincent said they were many changes made to the team with key players like Frank Tulem, Pokana Mea and Iamo Maneka still carrying injuries.

“Overall we played well but the players just could not score any goals,” he said.

He said his players lost concentration after Sabua’s goals and that made way for the other goals to come flooding in.

Port Moresby’s other two goals in the first half were scored by captain and man-of-the-match Roland Bala.

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