United Brothers and Stingerz win pre-season titles

first_imgSoftball BY SIMON KESLEP United Brothers are title holders of the Port Moresby men’s softball after defeating Yokomo 10-7 on Sunday at the Bisini diamonds. For the women’s division, Stingers held off a determined Saints side to register a 6-3 win. Both associations pitched off pre-season for three weekends and teams managed to turn up and freshen up with their good innings of play given the long off-season break. The men’s finals between United Brothers and Yokomo went down the wire to a full seven innings before central umpire Moses Tolingling signaled game over. Yokomo took the early lead at the completion of first inning 4-1 with good batting order resulting in runs scored by Zale brothers, Micah and Taki, Kelly Upaupa and Roland Meli. Brothers managed to close in on fielding with hurler Michael Parom taking charge on the pitching mound and collective fielding effort from fellow team mates. Several fielding errors by Yokomo turned into scoring opportunities for Brothers as they added five more runs in their favor. The third inning was a scoreless turnaround for both teams before substitutions came into play with Clifford Kouse and David Upaupa stepping in for Yokomo and Tony Williams for Brothers to take lead in the remaining innings of play. Young stars in both teams also stood out on the batting mound especially Yokomo’s Jack Tarasomo and United Brothers Elthony Daple. The change resulted in two homers for Yokomo by Clifford Kouse and Kelly Upaupa but they were contained in fielding by Brothers who managed to pull off the three-run margin win. United Brothers 10 (Gerald Pokanau, 2 Gimi Ora, Elthony Daple, Mikes Parom, 2 Joe Kudada, Glen Niggins, Venon Wam, Mike Avosa) defeated Yokomo 7 (David Upaupa, Micah Zale, Taki Zale, 2 Kelly Upaupa, Clifford Kouse, Roland Meli). Other results for men; Yokomo 4 d Brown Eagles 0, United Brothers 12 d Bears 9, in the womens division Stingers 9 d Mariners 1, Saints 9 d Gazelle 3, Gazelle 12 d Mariners 1.last_img read more

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MANCINI PLOTS ROMA LOAN MOVE FOR SHAY GIVEN

first_imgMAN CITY manager Roberto Mancini will let Shay Given go out on loan next month – but he prefers if he goes to Italy.Italian giants Roma are understood to want the Lifford man until the end of the season on loan with a possible purchase.It’s understood Mancini would prefer if Given did go abroad, so he doesn’t end up in goals for a Premiership club. Aston Villa is the latest in a list of clubs to enquire about Given – with Arsenal, Celtic, Liverpool and even Manchester United linked to the player.A move back to Newcastle has also been mentioned.MANCINI PLOTS ROMA LOAN MOVE FOR SHAY GIVEN was last modified: December 27th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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