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Vatukoula In Good Win

Vatukoula In Good Win
Vatukoula’s Suweli Vunimoli feels the heat against Northland during the Skipper Cup match at Theodore Park in Vatukoula yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 24
09:04 2015

What happened:

Pacific Energy Vatukoula dominated from the start as inside centre Jese Rinakama capitalised on a loose ball to run 25 metres to score the first try in the 8th minute.

Three minutes later the Goldminers increased their lead with a penalty from fullback Meli Nakarawa.

Northland, through lock Sakeasi Kaitoga, scored their first try to trail 8-5.

13 minutes later his opposite number Joeli Cama scored to increase the lead to 13-8.

Two minutes later the home side found themselves in trouble as flanker Tevita Nabura was sin-binned.

In the 39 minute Northland fly-half Selema Bolavucu closed the gap with a penalty.

Half-time: Pacific Energy Vatukoula 13-8 Northland

The home team came out firing in the second spell and their efforts were finally rewarded in the 77th minute as fullback Nakarawa scored another try.

A minute into extra time saw referee Simeli Loga award a penalty try to Vatukoula.

Big play: Vatukoula  Jese Rinakama was tough man in the backline.

Star turn: Vatukoula flyhalf Emori Ratu is reading of the game.


Pacific Energy Vatukoula manager Meli Baleikorovatu said: “It is a historic win for the boys as it is a first time we have beaten Northland. Introduction of the senior players from the bench in the second-half also helped.”

Northland manager Samuela Radrodro said: “It is a good learning curve for this new boys but Vatukoula was a better side. We give it to them this time.”




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