Morobe beat a gutsy PNG Besta United FC side 2-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae on Saturday following on from their 5-0 thrashing of Eastern Stars last weekend. The win propelled the Lae franchise to second place on the table with 15 points.
Before the weekend, CMSS Tigers had been in control at the top of the league table but a scoreless draw to Gelle Hills at the Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby saw them claim only a point.
Defending champions and O-League representatives Hekari United FC, who were held to a 1-all draw by the Tigers last week, sent out a timely reminder on Saturday that they are still the side to beat after trouncing an out-of-sorts Unitech FC 5-1 in Lae in the second double header of the weekend.
Hekari are now joint leaders with CMSS Tigers on 16 points but take the advantage on goal difference.
The other big mover on the points table was Esi Loan Uni Inter FC who swamped Niu Petro Madang Fox 4-2 at Laiwaden Oval. The win moved them into fifth place with 9 points.
Close behind are Eastern Stars who were on five points, but a bye earned them three points for their total of eight, followed by Unitech on seven points, Besta on two and Madang Fox with just a point.
Story courtesy Alfred Kaniniba
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