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Drudru Seals Win For Blues

Drudru Seals Win For Blues
Lautoka’s Samuela Drudru
July 17
11:00 2017

Lautoka’s Samuela Drudru sealed the win for the Blues in the 1-0 over Ba in the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants at Subrail Park, yesterday.

Both teams were scoreless in the first half.

A timely substitution by Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy replacing Valerio Nawatu with Drudru worked to the Blues advantage. Drudru scored in the 75th minute.


Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy said, “I am very happy and proud of my players. They played according to plan and as soon as Ba slowed down their attack, we pounced.”

Ba team manager Arvind Singh said, “We have a very young team compared to Lautoka.”

Lautoka: Beniamino Mateinaqara, Lino Iliesa, Zibraaz Sahib, Mohammed Shazil, Dave Radrigai, Kavaia Rawaqa, Valerio Nawatu, Laitia Tuilau, Osea Vakatalesau, Jone Vono, Kolinio Sivoki.


Ba: Masiwani Nairube, Meli Codro, Manasa Nawakula, Remueru Tekiate, Suliano Tawanakoro, Samuela Nabenia, Praneel Naidu, Kishan Sami, Saula Waqa, Narend Rao, Laisenia Naioko.


Suva bow out

Suva was the third team to bow out of the 2017 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament after drawing 1-1 with Rakiraki at Subrail Park yesterday.

Suva striker Pita Rabo scored the first goal from a header for the capital side to lead 1-0 in the 5th minute.

In the 56th minute, Suva captain Jale Dreloa was shown a red card by referee Ashwin Raj.

In the 63rd minute Ratu Sairusi Nalewadonu of Rakiraki was also given the marching orders

In the 77th minute Kasim Khan of Rakiraki scored the equaliser


Suva coach Tuka Tisan said: “We missed many goal scoring opportunities and we have to work out a lot of areas.”

Rakiraki president Shaneel Gounder;

“Discipline is one area we need to work on in future.”

Edited by Osea bola


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