Reigning premier’s extend winning streak

Monday, 17 June 2024, 12:01 pm

Central Dabaris skipper Rex Kaupa taking on Goroka Lahanis defends during Digicel ExxonMobil Cup round 10 clash at the Santos National Football Stadium (Dabaris)

Digicel ExxonMobil Cup champions Enga Mioks have stretched their winning record to sixth consecutive wins after demolishing Gulf Isou, 62-10 yesterday.

Maintaining the pole spot with confidence alongside Mt Hagen Eagles in second place whilst Snax Tigers sit behind in third position after holding off Port Moresby Vipers, 38-18, round 10 fixtures posted some exciting finishes at the Santos National Football Stadium.

Mioks climb to the top is a testament of determination despite starting the season on a sluggish note.

The Billy Gau-coached outfit are on the race for a second premiership title midway through the 2024 campaign.

Meanwhile, last year's runner's up Goroka Lahanis are having a downhill form after the defeat to Central Dabaris.

Dabaris have jumped into the top-6 circle following a comfortable 40-18 win over the Lahanis.

Under the guidance of head coach Solomon Kuliniasi, the Gas Resources-sponsored side are netting what looks to be a finals hope.

Moreover, two-time premiers Hela Wigmen are facing a form slump and now sit outside of top-6 for the first time since 2019.

The Wigmen have lately copped a losing streak which forced changes in the coaching post with Ian Soweni taking over Seth Ripp for the top job.