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PRK Souths claimed the National Soccer League (NSL) minor premiership by thrashing Alois Kingsley Madang Fox 5-1 at the Laiwaden Oval in Madang yesterday.

Souths Solomon Island imports midfielder Abraham Iniga and striker Jack Samani tore Madang Fox defence to pieces to score.

Both Iniga and Samani scored doubles to have the minor premiership title in their bag.

Souths led by skipper Andrew Lepani display what real football is all about by exhibiting some skilful passes and long-range shot at goal.

Madang Fox fielded a makeshift team who were no match for the skilful Souths outfit.

In fact, the team were assembled last Thursday afternoon following an off-field incident involving their mentor Bob Morris and a staunch support (named) in Port Moresby where they drew with Gelle Hills.

It was the worst performance by the Madang Fox in the semi-professional competition.

The game started slowly until Souths settled to see their midfielder Iniga bullet the opening goal from outside the 18m box to hit the net as Madang Fox goalkeeper Daniel Wato watched helplessly to lead 1-0.

At the restart of the play, Madang Fox lost possession of the ball when Souths capitalised and skipper Lepani set his striker Samani to score the first of his two goals to lead 2-0.

Madang Fox stand-in skipper Terence Sisu and Notto Jake tried their best but they could find the net.

They got good assistance from Alfred Reu and Adrian Komu until replaced but these were not enough.

In the second half, Madang tried every trick in the book but could not convert their opportunities into points.

Souths proved that they were serious contenders for the NSL champions tag when Iniga collected his double through a header following a good cross from his skipper Lepani to extend the lead 3-0.

Frustration crept into the game with Madang Fox starting to employ dirty tactics but Souths kept their cool to score another through Samani.

Samani scored his second goal after he was brought down in the penalty box by Raymond Bailey to put the game in the bag.

The Port Moresby-based team were not satisfied with the scoreline to see their Kimbe import David Muta put the game out of their opponents’ reach 5-0.

But Madang started to inject some new blood in Joshua Kombuka, Rodney Charles and Mol Buran to see them start attacking the Souths’ goalmouth.

The substitution in the final 20 minutes paid off when Jake scored to save them from embarrassment to trail 5-1.

In the early match, Gelle Hills spoilt the planned-party for Tuguba Laitepo Blue Kumuls beating them in a penalty 1-0.

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