Brandy Peter and Edward Goma found out how heroes are made, with Goma his second match and Peter his first for the Agmark Gurias on Sunday against the Port Moresby Vipers.
Winger Goma started, while forward Peter came off the bench.
“The match was really tough, the tackles were really hard and I was hit into reality,” Peter said.
“But I was so happy to finally play my first Digicel Cup match.”
Both boys were hand picked from the zones championship in 2012, Goma from the New Guinea Islands, and Peter from the Northern, by the Hunters management and were the only players not to have had Digicel Cup experience.
“This was my second match but I am enjoying the game and the competition,” Goma said.
Both the boys joined the Hunters camp late in 2013 at the Bomana Police College and from there, Peter started off with a warm up match with the Northern Pride.
Hardened from years in the Hohola off-season league in Port Moresby Peter said and the Digicel Cup was brutal while the Queensland Cup was tough and fast.
“Everyone was up in my face. I could feel all the attention was on me; whenever I had the ball the forwards would rush up at me,” Peter said.
“It’s a good thing playing in the Digicel Cup as it means more experience for me.
“I feel comfortable playing here as it is playing with your own people and you get to breathe more,” Peter said. The National