Weather Fiji, Suva   Max 30°C, Min 23°C

Fiji Sun

SPORTS

Double Strike Win For Labasa

Double Strike Win For Labasa
Tailevu/Naitasiri’s goalkeeper Josaia Ratu saves a goal attempt by the onslaught from Labasa during the first round of the 2015 Vodafone Fiji FACT tournament at Ratu Cakobau Park yesterday. Labasa won 2-0. Photo: Rama
May 04
08:01 2015

Labasa: 2 (Edwin Sahayan ‘80, ‘83): 0 Tailevu/Naitasiri

What happened?

Edwin Sahayan scored a double to give Northpole Labasa a 2-0 win over Tailevu/Naitasiri yesterday.

A good crowd attended the opening round of the 2015 Vodafone Fijian FACT at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. Tailevu/Naitasiri came out strong in the beginning putting pressure on Labasa with good attempts by Apisai Sesewa.

Labasa found it difficult to put a goal past Josaia Ratu. Equal chances by both teams but none could capitalised on the opportunity leaving the scores 0-0 at half-time.

Labasa came back dominating in the second-half creating more opportunities. Ken Doidoi had a chance to give Tailevu/Naitasiri a chance to lead from a free kick just outside the box but kicked it straight to Ratu. Labasa made some technical changes which made a difference to the side.

In the 80th minute, Labasa’s Edwin Sahayan drew first blood. Three minutes later Sahayan scored another goal to seal Labasa’s victory from a header inside the box, 2-0.

Star turn

Tailevu/Naitasiri goalkeeper Josaia Ratu made good saves to prevent Labasa from scoring more goals.

Big Play

Labasa showed class on the field capitalising on Tailevu/Naitasir’s poor defending.

Comments

Tailevu/Naitasiri coach Tagi Vonolagi: “We played well but lost and it was a tough game. But we will take the positives from the loss.”

Northpole Labasa coach Bal Sanju Reddy: “Our technical changes in the second-half made a huge difference. It was a good win but we really need to work on our finishing because we had so many chances at goal but we could not finish.”

justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

Related Articles

you said it
"I support it 200 percent, I am with FRU, the country and the people of Fiji. We want to bid to get one of the HSBC stops in Fiji."
Waisale Serevi
Sevens Legend

Latest Photo Gallery

Fijisun Online @Instagram