PNG women settles for Silver in hockey

first_imgFiji won 9-4 leaving the PNG girls to exit the pitch with no traditional bow before the crowd.PNG opened the score board five minutes into the game from Vanessa Perry.The Fijian girls responded with four goals but one was dosallowed.The local girls going into period two of the match knew they had to step up their game with pressure from the home crowd and even relatives dictating the game from the side line.In the second period PNG bounced back with two goals and Fiji responded with two more.PNG’s Vanessa Perry found the Fijian net in the 23rd minute and team mate Alice Fred scored in the 25th minute.Fred scored one more for PNG while Fiji’s Lala Ravatu, competition leading goal scorer Tiara Dutta and Taliah Ahyuk scored three more ending the match.The PNG girls cried their hearts out after the game and skipper Terry Kiapin told PNG Loop playing on homesoil put a lot of pressure on the girls.”My girls are very young that went up against a very experienced Fijian team.””We lost to them in a very tight match earlier 5-4 and the girls really wanted to win this game,” Kiapin added.last_img

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