MRDC Hekari United FC after sitting on 9 points on the score ladder in Round 13 has brought their points to 25 when they defeated Niugini Builders Tukoko University in Lae over the weekend in Lae.
The Port Moresby based team fought hard in their first half against Tukoko University but the home made it impossible for Hekari. With Tukoko’s right back, Julius Kua sent off for dissent after Alwin Singh from Hekari flew high for the ball but lashed his foot out when caught by Tukoko’s Timmas Yawaka in the groin.
They were quicky stopped by match referee when rushed to Singh for his foul.
Tukoko were a better team in the second half, with Tukoko’s mid fielders, Sowera Guti and Leslie Nate clearly overshadowing Hekari’s David Muta and Eric Komeng.
Most of the scoring opportunities came from the homeside but Hekari’s goalkeeper was able to save them all with help from Alwin Singh, who managed to clear some of the attempts by Tukoko University in the centre.
On some occasion, it was brilliance on the last man in the goalmouth which brought rapturous cheer from the crowd in the grandstand. As a result of Singh’s master minding the clearance in the centre, Hekari earned themselves three points.
The lucky goal came from Hekari’s striker, Abraham Iniga when he took the kick from the corner which slammed past Tukoko’s Douglas Raka. That brought the full time score in favour of Hekari’s 1-nil