Fall to fifth loss since start of season RUGBY LEAGUE BY FIDELIS SUKINA [email protected] RUGBY LEAGUE The SP PNG Hunters have slumped to their fifth loss this season after going down to the South Logan Magpies 20-12 at the Oil Search National Football Stadium but not without some controversy over some of referee Michael Gordon’s rulings. Hunters coach Michael Marum was disappointed with some of the penalties against the Hunters calling them “unfair”. Marum also admitted their performance was also to blame for the loss. “I am not blaming the referee. The effort was there. All throughout (the game) we made four errors in the first half but in the second half we didn’t finish the sets. The effort was there,” he said. “It’s always been tough playing against a strong side then again the ruling we have been really given a lot of penalties since round one and for us, as a team, we have tried our best to do the right thing playing along with the rules but it has just been unfair. “Again, we trained really well for this game. They were a strong side they are number three on the ladder but we had the ball we made them work but every time we gave away the ball or got penalized we had to defend really hard.” The Hunters were held at 12-12 by the Magpies in the first half, but remained scoreless in the second half with the Magpies surging to 20-12 at fulltime. The Hunters scored first through Edene Gabbie six minutes into the game; Edene pouncing on a loose ball ran 80m to score, with skipper Ase Boas converting the two points for a 6-0 lead. The Magpies were next to score after center Marion Seve toed a kick in to the Hunters’ try line and scored after a re-gather to level at 6-6 in the ninth minute. The Hunters looked cool with good ball control and complete sets, Ase Boas and Charlie Simon made good deep kicks into the Magpies try line, holding them off and making them work hard to return the ball. The Hunters organised sets paid off when Willie Minoga crossed over for the home side’s second try. Willie taking the ball from the ruck in the 10m line and headed into three Magpie defenders muscling his way for a converted try to take them to a 12-6 lead. With just 10 minutes before half time, the Magpies found the Hunters’ lacking in defense which saw interchange Jordan Scarlet dashing 30m through open space to score a converted try tying the score at 12-12 heading into half time. The Magpies Guy Hamilton converted a penalty kick in the 62nd minute taking the Magpies to a 14-12 lead. The Hunters were left miserable after a controversial penalty call. Wartovo Puara’s tackle on Magpies Sam Scarlett saw him losing the ball forward allowing Hunters Junior Rau to dash 90m only to be called back and a penalty awarded against the Hunters. The Magpies secured the win with Jordan Scarlet scoring a converted try off dummy half in the 75th minute to end the match at 20-12 at full time.
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Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, ceremoniously brought the curtain down on the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) Cricket Academy on Friday by urging parents to continue to support their children as they venture into fulfilling lives as athletes. “On behalf of the honorable Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, I would like to congratulate Malteenoes Sports Club for what they have done. I am impressed by the parents’ dedication but I hope when the school term begins you bring them out to practice or else you will be defeating the purpose,” Jones said.Jones added that while in every community there may not be a ground for them to play, he pleaded with the parents to put in the effort to take their children to the ground that may be a few blocks away and not let access to a facility be the reason for them turning away from sports.The Director of Sport added that the youngsters are the new crop of cricketers and it is for this reason the National Sports Commission is committed to the development of cricket and young people’s development. Jones left the children with a word from his youth days in Essequibo, reminding them of his Grandmother’s saying …“once you are provided with the opportunity, it is expected that you grasp it because when you get older you can look back and remember what you did and not wonder what would have happened if you didn’t.”President of MSC, Winston Semple, asked those that attended the academy to carry the traits developed from the academy which is running for 26 years into their future while becoming good ambassadors while national coach, Orin Bailey reflected on the performance of the cricketers in the academy.According to Bailey, on the first day the turnout at 09:00h was 65 but that number grew to 105 at the end of the day. Bailey said that he recognized the academy as a success and exhorted the children to take the knowledge learnt over the two weeks into their everyday lives. He reminded the children that not all of them will make it to become West Indies players but said that they can still be active around cricket in the form of umpires, scorers, commentators, coaches and in other areas.MSC awarded some of their attendees for their outstanding efforts with the Most Disciplined according to age groups being Joshua Bollers (Under-10), Shaieb Salim (Under-13), Mitra Dhanraj (Under-17), Shawn Thompson (Under-13), Brandon Corlette (Under-17) and Devina Rampersaud.Former Guyana youth captain, Shaquille Williams, who is a member of MSC and currently is on a cricket scholarship to the University of the West Indies where he is reading for his degree in Banking and Finance, gave the youths some warm remarks on reaching for the stars, indicating that all good things come to an end. However, he pointed out that while the two weeks might have ended, the lessons learnt such as in etiquette, discipline and other real life lessons will be remembered for a lifetime. He reminded them to work together and achieve goals while carrying some of the same positive attitudes into their future through their homes, communities, schools and other social areas.