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Labasa Boot Suva Out

Labasa Boot Suva Out
Suva’s goalkeeper Emori Ragata fail to stop this penalty kick by Labasa’s Taione Kerevanua in the Vodafone Fijian FACT at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 09
08:03 2015

North Pole Labasa will join, Rewa, Ba and Lautoka in the semifinal of the 2015 Vodafone Fijian FACT at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park today.

What happened: The Babasiga Lions held on despite a late rally by Suva. The northerners opened the scoring through a penalty to Taione Kerevanua in the 13th  minute.

Halftime: Labasa 1 – 0 Suva

Suva regrouped and equalised midway in the second spell through Leone Damudamu after a blunder by the Labasa defence.

However, a red card to Dave Radrigai did not help the capital side.

Suva entered the match needing a win while the Babasiga Lions needed just a point to pull through.

Star turn: Midfielder Taione Kerevanua was instrumental in the Babasiga Lions’ attack and scored the goal.

Big play: Leone Damudamu equalising for the capital city side.

Comments:

Labasa coach Bal Sarju Reddy: “Obviously happy as it was our goal to reach the semi-final and we have done that. The boys played according to game plan as we only needed a draw from here. The semi-final will be a different story altogether.”

Suva coach Gurjeet Singh said: “We came into this match needing win but the result was not in our favour.”

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