Roberts leads PNG to third at Nations Cup

STRATHFIELDSAYE Storm netball coach Maleta Roberts helped Papua New Guinea claim third place in the 2013 Nations Cup tournament in Singapore.

Roberts was co-captain of the Pepes team that proved too strong for Sri Lanka in last weekend's positional play-off, winning 60-48 after a tough match that was not reflected in the final scores.

PNG was disappointed to miss a place in the championship final when it was edged out by Uganda, who finished the preliminary rounds on equal points but with a superior goal percentage.

The unranked Ugandans were the surprise package of the carnival, beating the host nation 52-29 in the decider to lift the Nations Cup trophy for the first time.

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