The u18s Kokomo’s side couldn’t have started their game against the Maoris any better. Some slick passing and a deft step saw the PNG boys score in the opening minutes of the match.
PNG 4 v Maori 0
The Maori’s hit back with a try down the line but missed the kick leaving the score at 4-all. The Moaris were quick to add the next try with a 70 metre solo effort that eluded the Kokomos defence.
PNG 4 v Maori 8
The two teams continue make significant inroads on the other team for the remainder of the half but neither team could land any punches on the other for the remainder of the first half.
The Maori team opened up the second half with several forays into the PNG territory and although they managed to get within centimetres of the line twice, some solid defence from the Kokomos repelled the attack raids.
PNG then intercepted a further attacking raid but the referee called it a knock on. PNG however, weren’t done. Bobby Tau scored for the Kokomos and again the scores were locked. This time at 8 a piece.
PNG 8 v Maori 8
The Kokomos fought through fatigue to keep the pressure on their opponents and the Moaris were on the back foot trying to keep the Kokomos at bay. Jayden Sharp looked to have scored but the referee ruled penalised them for play the ball infractions. The Maoris, aware the siren was about to go at any second were keen to garner the win but they were beaten by the final whistle.
Disappointed at being robbed of the win the Kokomos u18s had to settle for a draw.