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Hekari claim 11th minor title

The win ensures the 2010 OFC Champions League winners have secured passage to the 2017 edition of Oceania’s premier international club competition.
As anticipated both sides displayed a high standard of football befitting of a top-of-the-table clash when they met at Bisini Oval in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
Hekari got straight to work, proving why they have 11 minor premiership titles in the trophy cabinet already s tehy dominated the game from the outset.
Captain David Muta with Wira Wama and Emmanuel Simon took control of the midfield delivering ball after ball for the front line to finish.
Young striker Tommy Semmy, who made a huge impression on debut at the 2015 OFC Champions League, opened the scoring in the 17th minute before defender turned striker Koriak Upaiga struck the second.
Peter Gunemba’s Dwellers did their best to pull themselves back into contention but with attacking duo Nigel Dabinyaba and Raymond Gunemba, both former Hekari men, failing to fire things weren’t looking good for the visiting side.
After taking a two goal lead into the break, Hekari came back with the same determination in the second period, adding three more goals with Semmy securing a hat-trick along the way.
Proud coach Jerry Allen says his side’s performance speaks volumes for their chase for the title.
“This was the result we planned,” the Solomon Islander says.
Despite their best efforts Gunemba was disappointed not to get one over the periennal champions, but says his side can’t let the loss get to them with the grand final around the corner.
Lae City Dwellers have another chance at defending their honour this Saturday when they take on Hekari United in the Telikom Naitonal Soccer League Grand Final at Sir John Guise Stadium.
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