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First Win For Suva

First Win For  Suva
Ravnesh Karana Singh (11) scores Suva’s second goal past Rakiraki’s goalkeeper Samoni Nabogi at Ratu Cakobau Park on May 18, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
May 19
11:00 2017

Premier Distributors Suva managed a comfortable 2-0 win over newcomers Rakiraki in the Vodafone Fiji FACT at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori yesterday.


What happened?

Both teams started off the first half goalless. Suva put pressure on Rakiraki making their goalkeeper Saimoni Nabogi work extra hard to keep the capital side at bay. Rakiraki held their defence slipping up only a few times.

Halftime: Suva 0-0 Rakiraki


Suva’s lack of discipline on the field cost them as Rakiraki earned themselves a penalty but it was poorly kicked by Joseph Elder to leave the scores scoreless.

The tables were reversed 10 minutes later with a push and shove from Rakiraki inside the box giving Suva a penalty. Shahil Dave had no problems finding the back of the net as Suva lead 1-0.

Suva finally found their form cruising through Rakiraki’s defence as Ravinesh Karan scored the second goal for Suva extending their lead, 2-0.


Big play

Shahil Dave’s first goal gave the capital side the boost and confidence they needed.


Star turn

Suva’s goalkeeper Emori Ragata did well to keep Rakiraki at bay.



Suva coach Naithan Shivam, “As predicted it was a tough match up against Rakiraki. We had a slow start in the first half but I reminded the boys of everything they learned during training.

Rakiraki coach Pragdeesh Gounder, “I think the penalty we missed in the first half really cost us the game. The boys played sloppy in the second half and we give credit to Suva. I think the boys will do well after having their first taste of what it is like.”

Edited by  Osea Bola




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