AFL BY SIMON KESLEP Biamark Maritime West Eagles and Lamana Dockers are just better performers in the seniors division as the Esiloan sponsored Port Moresby AFL enters round five this weekend at Bisini Colts oval. This was according to President Douglas Lai who told Post-Courier via email that both teams have better performance and are well coached. “Key recruitment is not what I see as the key factor here, West and Dockers are just better and well coached then their other opponents,” said Lai. Progressive points ladder after round five last weekend sees Eagles and Dockers both undefeated with 16 points, Suncity Cats 12, Gereka Bombers 8, Gordons Kokofas 8, Concept Koboni 4, Gerehu Magpies 0 and North Waigani Royals Tigers 0. “In the seniors competition, West as usual have maintained their early start as favorites and it is apparent they have been playing well together as a unit. Also in the reserve grade, West and Dockers are early favorites as the both teams are playing well with some good young kids primed for senior footy soon,” said Lai. He said the girls competition sees Dockers with their experienced players and some good coaching are likely contenders for another great year and grand final appearance again. “There is so much improvement required with the womens competition and the past four rounds have shown not much skillful games displayed. Talent is there but it needs very committed coaches to ensure the talent is well guided,” said Lai. “With the national championships to be returned this year, all our girls need to polish up on their skills, so far it is just not good enough.” Meanwhile the association as a whole is one of the representative hub for the selection of PNG Mosquitoes (men) and PNG Flames (women) players. Lai said yes surely couple of players have been identified and given special watch. Lai said it is not only the footy talent that they are looking at but also individual player’s attitude on and off the field. “You can be a good player but you have to have the right attitude to be a good sports ambassador for the country. Players we bring to international events such as the International Cup must be good performers both on and off the field. It is what we display that tells the story of what we have back home,” said Lai. Tomorrow in the senior division match will see Tigers take on Eagles while Concept Koboni will look to claim their second win as they face off with Gerehu Magpies. They (Koboni) started their season campaign on a slow note losing three opening matches and just one win last week against Gordons Kokofas. Dockers will again put to the test as they meet Cats on Sunday while the main game showdown is between Gereka Bombers and Gordons Kokofas. William Yogomin of Kokofas said they would not take them (Bombers) lightly. He said they (Bombers) have a new look and strong side and all senior players in the Kokofas team need to step up and good support coming from A reserve players to fit in the senior roles.