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Nadi beat Labasa

Nadi beat Labasa
Nadi team during the Vodafone Premier League at Subrail Park in Labasa on February 10, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu.
February 11
11:00 2018

Nadi beat Labasa 2-1 during the Voda­fone Premier League match at Subrail Park yesterday.

What happened

Both teams struggled to cope with the heavy underfoot due to the wet weather.

Labasa missed five goal scoring opportuni­ties as the teams were scoreless in the first half

Halftime: Labasa 0-0 Nadi

In the second half Nadi implemented a new strategy and worked for the jetsetters in the 45th minute after Napolioni Qasevakatini scored.

In the 80th minute Rusiate Matirerega of Nadi extended the lead.

Christopher Wasasala of Labasa was red carded by referee Ashwin Raj for a heavy tackle on Alfaz Ali.

Matirerega also received a red card after re­ceiving two yellow cards.

In the last few minutes of the match, Labasa player Ratu Anare Apenisa took advantage of the corner kick by Edwin Sahayam and beat Nadi goalkeeper Vereti Dickson.

Fulltime: Nadi 2-1 Labasa


Nadi team director Azeem Khan said;

It was very difficult for the players to play on the heavy underfoot but our players coped well.

“In the second half we told the players to do what needs to be done in the rain and that is do not hold the ball in the middle and just go for goal.

“Our coach Babs Khan is doing an excellent job putting the right players in the right posi­tions.

We hope to go back Nadi with six points.”

Labasa coach Bal Reddy said;

“My players tried their best but it was diffi­cult to score goals.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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