Rewa Beat Neighbours
In the first game of Week 10 of the Rewa Galaxy Premier League, Rewa beat Tailevu Naitasiri 1-0 at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori last night.
Early shots at goal came in the first 10 minutes from Epeli Saukuru of Rewa and Ravendra Nadan of Tailevu/Naitasiri. Both teams had equal possession but it was a penalty kick from Amani Makoe in the 15th minute from a free kick which put Rewa up by one goal, 1-0.
Rewa’s defence was a bit shaky as it gave T/Naitasiri an opportunity to shoot at goal. Rewa felt the pressure as T/Naitasiri attacked ruthlessly trying to catch Rewa goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau off guard. Both teams tried hard to score before halftime but were unlucky as shots at goal were not accurate.
Halftime: Rewa 1-0 T/Naitasiri
Rewa came back more energised in the second half with a quick shot at goal from Josateki Namudu in the 48th minute which unfortunately hit the cross bar. T/Naitasiri fought hard to keep possession and apply pressure but basic errors cost them. Rewa looked hungry for another goal but continuous attempts were off the mark. Foul on Rewa Savenaca Nakalevu outside the box by T/Naitasiri goalkeeper Josaia Ratu gave Rewa an opening to lead further but Namudu kicked it straight into the keepers hands. Both teams failed to capitalise on opportunities ending the game 1-0.
Rewa goalie Simione Tamanisau did an excellent job denying T/Naitasiri a goal.
T/Naitasiri showed fighting spirit giving Rewa a run for their money.
Tailevu Naitasiri coach Tagi Vonalagi, “I am very proud of the boys, they had the fighting spirit and really gave Rewa a hard time. We need to work on our finishing but other than that I am proud of the boys. We have our next game against Ba which will be a hard one and I am disappointed at the fact we are given two matches to play over the weekend but we will try our best.”
Rewa coach Marika Rodu, “The boys performance was a step down compared to how we performed during Fiji FACT but that is to be expected especially coming back from the break. However, this three points is crucial and we plan on playing more better and getting more points.
We have a few areas to touch up on but overall the boys did well.