The Round 11 victory was played at the Institute of Public Administration Oval on Saturday and saw the side cement their place at the top with three games remaining.
After their unsuccessful Oceania Champions League campaign in Fiji recently, having lost to Vanuatu’s Tafea FC, drawing with New Caledonia’s Magenta FC and the Host Ba FC the team from Southern Highlands is confident they will do better in their next Champion League challenge.
With only three more games left before the finals in the NSL competition, Hekari United FC is comfortably leading on 21 points looking for another minor premiership on their record, a four points lead from second runner Gigira Laitepo Morobe FC. They are closely followed by Oro FC on 14 points and Lae FC on 13 points.
Admiralty FC, Besta PNG United FC and Eastern Stars FC have a chance of sneaking into the top four for the final play-offs if only they are able to win their remaining matches.
Next week’s draw is expected to be a thriller where the top four teams will play against each other to prove them worth to be in the top four.
For this year’s NSL season, Hekari United FC is yet to be beaten although the Lae based teams have been putting up good challenges to draw but not enough to score wins.
Hekari United FC’s lead has really challenged other franchise teams in the NSL competition to question whether they are capable of lifting their performance to compete against Hekari United FC.
Hekari United FC has won all NSL competitions since its inception a few years back and is looking to make it nine in a row this season.