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PAPUA NEW GUINEA – NSL GRAND FINALISTS FOUND

PRK Souths and Gelle Hills will meet in the PNGNSL Grand Final following semi-final victories at the weekend in Lae.

PRK Souths triumphed on penalties against a AK Madang Fox side that failed to convert any of their spot-kicks after the two sides were locked at 2-2 in extra-time.

Claudie Gannu had given AK Madang Fox the lead and solid defending from Rodney Charlie, Glen Mark, Rodney Bailey and Stanis Gufino kept PRK Souths at bay until the break.

PRK Souths midfielders Kennedy Yori, Barnabas Mesubua and Abraham Iniga led the fightback creating a raft opportunities for strikers Jack Samani and Kema Jack.

PRK Souths got the equalizer from an indirect freekick after Kema Jack rifled the ball past the wall into the back of the net.

Claude Gannu wasted no time in hauling Gelle Hills back into the tie pouncing on sloppy defending to make it 2-1. Kema Jack then sent the match into extra-time when he scored from a PRK South corner kick.

Gannu’s goal and all round performance earned him the Ela Motors K100 Man of the Match award with Solomon Island international striker, Jack Samani, also turning in a fine performance.

Controversy reigned in the other semi-final between TL Blue Kumuls and Gelle Hills. The fixture was called off on Saturday due to fading light conditions with the score locked at 0-0 and was replayed on Sunday.

Sunday proved to be a goalfest with Hills sending out shock-waves obtaining a 3-0 lead. Hill’s lynch-pin Niel Hans cracked a sensational double while Franco Tulem bagged the other.

Gelle Hills beat the Blue Kumuls 6-5 in an extra time of 30 minutes played.

PRK Souths United and Gelle Hills United FCs will play the grand final in Port Moresby to decide who runs away with the K50,000 first price money in the next weekend at the Bisini Oval.

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