One of the most important footballers from Papua New Guinea achieved another very impressive milestone this weekend in New Zealand; Tommy Semmy played his 50th match at New Zealand’s top-tier league ISPS Handa Premiership. The striker also scored in his side Hamilton Wanderers win over Canterbury United by 3-2.
Semmy first made a fantastic individual play to assist for Derek Tierku – Hamilton Wanderers 1-0 up. It did not take long as Canterbury’s Tom Schwarz leveled the score through a header. In the second half a defensive mistake allowed the Papua New Guinean international to score his first goal in the season, but the home side was still able to find an equaliser through a penalty-kick taken by Garbhan Coughlan. The final and winning goal of the match was scored by Jordan Lamb after being in an one-on-one situation with Canterbury’s goalkeeper – you can check here the highlights of the game. With the three points collected from the clash, Semmy’s Hamilton Wanderers is now at the top of the ISPS Handa Premiership.
Semmy is recognised as one of the most prolific strikers of New Zealand’s top-tier as the player recently trialled at A-League’s professional side Wellington Phoenix but was not offered a pro-contract.