Two goals in the final half through striker Jamal Seeto and midfielder Tommy Sam were enough to send former coach Max Foster and his Alotau district-sponsored franchise to the drawing board.
After a scoreless opening half, Besta PNG United coach Bob Morris instructed his young charges to make use of the slow Stars defenders.
Seeto received a good ball from a set play from his starring midfielder Jacob Sabua to loop the ball over Eastern Stars goalkeeper Felix Benson for the opener.
Several minutes later, Tommy Sammy scored amid confusion in the opposition to put the game beyond doubt 2-0.
Stars made two substitutions to bring in speedster Benmax Panebua and Richard Mantanga. Matanga made two powerful shots but Besta goalkeeper
Benjamin Wilbert was equal to task.
In the early match, the Pacific Assurance Group-sponsored FC Port Moresby jumped into third spot on the competition ladder after a 4-0 thrashing of NC Civil Work Oro FC on Saturday.
In Kimbe, the David Muta-led Hekari FC beat triumphed over his father Luke’s team, WNB Tavur 5-2. Hekari were leading 3-0 at half time but Tavur snuck in two goals to make the scoreline respectable .
The points ladder is: Hekari 18, Besta 15, FC Port Moresby 10, Gigira Laitepo 8, NC Civil Oro 6, Eastern Stars 5, Welgris 4 and WNB Tavur 1.