Papua New Guinea’s champion football club, Toti City FC have maintained their lead in the National Soccer League competition after defeating newcomers, Morobe Wawens FC 4-2 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, Morobe Province.
Despite the win, Toti City FC, who are the current competition leaders did not find it easy after Morobe Wawens held them until the 17th minute before striker Nigel Dabinyaba found the net to open the scoreboard.
Watched by 2000-plus spectators, could this be an ideal preparation for Toti City FC as they depart for the OFC Champions League quarter finals in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.
Ten minutes later, the champions sent Raymond Gunemba for the second goal in the 27th minute and led 2-0 until the break.
In the second half, Wawens came back rejuvenated and scored their first goal through Jason Farrock in the 42nd minute turning their opponents in a panicky mode.
However, it was not long when Toti City FC hit back with their third goal to Gunemba (Raymond) in the 49th minute to take a 3-1 lead. Farrock was again in the thick of things and picked up his second goal in the 66th minute but Toti City FC were still hungry for more and sent Dabinyaba who was on target to pick up his second goal to seal the match 4-2. Toti City FC coach Peter Gunemba said he was happy with his boys’ performance and was looking forward to their Champions League qualifiers in New Zealand.