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Officials Escorted, Rewa Win

Officials Escorted, Rewa Win
Referee Rakesh Chandra and officials were escorted off the field at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on August 13, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
August 14
11:00 2017

Rewa 3- 2 Nadi

Match officials were escorted by security officials and coaching staff as Nadi fans hurled abusive words after Rewa edged Nadi 3-2 in the Vodafone Premier League match at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

What Happened: The Jack’s Nadi side took the lead with two good goals.

Rusiate Matererega beat Rewa goalkeeper Epeli Loaniceva with a good strike in the 22nd minute. Eight minutes later Elvin Prasad chipped a shot over Loaniceva for their second goal.

But Nadi had to blame themselves for indiscipline after striker Epeli Saukuru was brought down by Elvin Prasad in the penalty box.

Tevita Waranaivalu beat Vereti Dickson in the 34th minute.

Halftime: Rewa 1 – 2 Nadi

Rewa players celebrate the goal by Misaele Draunibaka against Nadi’s Afraaz Ali at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on August 13, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Rewa players celebrate the goal by Misaele Draunibaka against Nadi’s Afraaz Ali at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on August 13, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Rewa’s Misaele Draunibaka provided the equaliser in the 50th minute from a penalty after Gabriele Matanisiga was fouled by defender Ilimotama Jese in the box.

The visitors introduced impact players Usaia Tadu and Lorima Dau which worked to their advantage.

Seven minutes later Matanisiga found the net once again.

Few minutes later the Delta Tigers were reduced to 10 men as Posiano Kalisito received his second yellow card after he fouled Afraaz Ali.

Star Turn: Vuniuci Tikomaimereke and Gabriel Matanisiga were on fire for Lautoka.

Big Play: Afraaz Ali, Ilimotama Jese played well for Nadi.

Comments: Rewa coach Tagi Vonolagi said, “The boys staged a fightback after losing to Ba on Saturday. We don’t have the full squad due to yellow cards offences. Unfortunate for us, we have only one game to play.”

Nadi coach Viliame Toma said, “The spectators blame the referee but players did not attend training and we should blame ourselves. We had a good 2-0 lead but the boys failed to last.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ranobab@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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