City have now won their last two games in the Sky Bet Championship, as they keep their play-off hopes alive.Nahki Wells struck twice and Jamie Paterson put in another sterling display to help the Robins overcome Neil Warnock’s men at the Riverside Stadium.City are now three points off sixth-placed Cardiff City and Interim Head Coach Holden was in full of praise for his players.“I’m just really pleased for the lads, they’ve turned up today and put in a performance,” he said. “That’s all we ask of them. Results can go either way but we wanted to come here with a bit of confidence and play their best version of their own game. They did that.“We knew the threat from Middlesbrough would be the second balls and direct and we handled that well. They had so many long throws and corners and we defended everything. We got away with one which hit the crossbar but we scored three fantastic goals.“You can see they’re enjoying their football and that’s natural with the win the other night. All in all, it’s a fantastic afternoon, the supporters can enjoy that from afar and now we turn our focus to Wednesday.”
Athletics Athletes from Eastern Highlands, Jiwaka, Mount Hagen (Western Highlands), Chimbu, Madang, Lae (Morobe), Bulolo and Port Moresby are preparing to travel to Goroka this week for the PNG Air Highlands-Momase Regional Championships. The championships will be held at the National Sports Institute. The Local Organising Committee headed by Philip Kamane has been busy putting the finishing touches to preparations for the event. Athletics PNG secretary Philip Rehder thanked the institute for its support of the event as well as other sponsors Prima Smallgoods, Lae Biscuit Company and Sengda Trading. PNG Air are sponsoring flights for a number of experienced technical officials from around Papua New Guinea, including one from Kokopo, East New Britain and three from Port Moresby. More than 500 are expected to attend following visits to Chimbu and Jiwaka provinces recently and the local interest generate through Eastern Highlands School Athletics Program run by the institute this year. Kamane urged teams to submit their entries ahead of their arrival to Goroka to avoid any delays to the start of events on Friday afternoon. Oceania Athletics Association is lending its support to the event with competition manager Tom O’Shaunessey paying his first visit to PNG to help with the operation of a fully automatic timing system.