The home side wasted no time after Noel Zemmings crossed over untouched to score the first try of the game. With successful conversion, the Hunters led 6 - 0 . A penalty was awarded to the Hunters after Neville Costigan's shoulder charge on Hunters player. Zemmings slotted the penalty shot to extend the lead to 8 - 0
Hunters Captain Israel Eliab collected a loose ball and ran 80 minutes to extend their lead to 12 - 0.
The Blackhawks regrouped and replied with a try through Neville Costigan who scored under the uprights to reduced the margin to 12 - 6.
The competition leaders scored again on the 20th minute to level the score 12 all.
The Hunters replied with a try through fullback Stargroth Amean to extend their lead to 18 - 12 into half time.
In the second half, Hunters halfback Ase Boas scored for the Hunters on the 49th minutes to further extend their lead to 24 - 12. Ate Bina Wabo put a short kick which Adex Werea regathered and scored for Hunter. Zemmings did not find the upright and the Hunters led 28 - 12.
The Blackhawks replied with a try through halfback Walsh to reduce the margin to 16 - 28. They scored again on the 67th minute to stay within reach with 20 - 28.
On the 70th minute the visitors scored again that saw the Hunters go napping 26 - 28.
A desperate defence by the Hunters held off the Blackhawks attack.
The Hunters won 28 - 26
The Hunters will the inform East Tigers in round 21 clash next week in Kokopo.