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Jack’s Nadi Triumph

Jack’s Nadi Triumph
Jack’s Nadi on attack against Dreketi during their Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail Park, Labasa, on February 11, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu
February 12
12:41 2018

Jack’s Nadi football team walloped Dreketi 6-1 at Subrail Park, Labasa during their Vodafone Premier League clash yesterday.  Nadi have cemented their spot at the top of the points table with 10 points from the four matches they have played.

Dreketi defender Akeimi Ralulu defends against Jack‘s Nadi during their Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail Park, Labasa, on February 11, 2018.  Photo: Shratika Naidu

Dreketi defender Akeimi Ralulu defends against Jack‘s Nadi during their Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail Park, Labasa, on February 11, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu

What happened: Despite an explosive start Dreketi failed to impress their fans in their first league match of the season.  Dreketi took an early lead through an Inia Vaitalula strike in the 15th minute.

The wet ground did not stop the visitors when striker Josefata Dugucagi scored the equaliser in the 23rd minute. And a minute later national striker Andrew Naicker put Nadi ahead with a well-placed kick. The hosts were completely lost as Ame Votoniu rammed in two goals in the 27th and 46th minute.

Halftime: Dreketi 1-4 Nadi

Dreketi fought back but were held at bay by the Nadi defence. The match became scrappy at times with Nadi’s Ilimotama Jese and Naicker copping yellow cards along with Dreketi’s Sisa Valesua and Vilikesa Sowani.

Nadi increased their lead to 5-1 in the 64th minute through a Tito Vodowaqa shot before William Valentine nailed in their final goal.

 

Comments

Nadi team director Azeem Khan said: “We played the most number of games compared to others and we are happy to see that they we are leading the points table and have remained unbeaten.

“We were down with two players in this match because one was red carded and our main striker had a yellow card from the previous match against Labasa. We used players from our reserves and I’m thankful to my players for a job well done.”

Dreketi head coach Ronil Lal said: “Our goal keeper has been transferred to Lami without our knowledge. So we brought in Waisake Ravuiwasa from Suva as our goalkeeper but Fiji Football Association didn’t allow him to play this match.

“We used our reserve goal keeper Vere Wawatabua who is from Labasa. We also have players who are still waiting for their release as well.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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