By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
The North Devils structured attack in the first 20 minutes had the home-side reeling through stand-out props James Taylor and Brisbane Broncos Francis Molo attacking the Hunters right edge to set up the first try came just two minutes into the game.
Matiu Love-Henry pounced on a stab kick by five-eighth Nikorima for the first try.
Three minutes later Jarven White toed through a kick from Nikorima who chased it down to score their second for a 12-0 lead with the conversion.
A penalty conversion by half-back Todd Murphy at the 10th minute took the lead to 14-0 and five minutes later they were over again this time through lock Dalton Philips with a converted try to lead 20-0.
The Hunters took back some pride when vice-captain Wellington Albert coming off the bench at the 22 minute paved the way with some strong runs to allow Bland Abavu to score their first points to trail 6-20.
But just before half time, the Devils sent over center Delouise Houter to stretch the lead to 20 points (26-6).
The second half saw Hunters come back strongly, but when Sandow hanging out on the left-edge decided it was time to step in with a kick.
It was a 40-20 gem of a reliever at the 44th.
This then led to a barrage of penalties by the trigger happy Kennedy to take the visitors out of harms way at 32-6.
Abavu scored his second from a right edge play and Boas scampering over from a Watson Boas grubber to end the game with 32 - 18 scoreline. PC/PNG Today