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Zahid Hits 2 In Ba Win

Zahid Hits 2 In Ba Win
Tavua player Vilitati Kautoga(left) in control against Ba’s Laisenia Raura in the Vodafone Premier League match at Garvey Park in Tavua on April 29 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
April 30
10:00 2018

The Sitiveni Cavuilagi-cap­tained Ba team beat Tavua 4-2 in the Vodafone Premier League clash at the Garvey Park in Tavua yesterday.

Despite having experienced play­ers Niteshwar Reddy and Vilitati Kautoga leading the charge, poor finishing let the team down.

Ba had the services of veterans Abbu Zahid, Malakai Tiwa, Laise­nia Raura and fullback Avinesh Waran Suwamy. Kini Madigi and Simione Nabenu were capable re­placements.

Impressive Filimoni Naliva made his debut for Tavua.

Zahid drew first blood in the 17th minute from a Raura pass.

Ba’s second goal came from Junior Narend Rao in the 45th minute.

Halftime: Ba 2- 0 Tavua.

In the 48th minute Zahid extended Ba’s lead 3-0.

But Tavua hit back with two goals to elusive striker Vilitati Kautoga in the 65th and 76th minutes.

Rao had the last laugh in the 87th minute sealing the win for the ‘Men In Black.’

Big Play: Sahid and Rao.

Star Turn: Vilitati Kautoga was the toast for the Tavua team.

Comments: Ba manager Arvind Singh; “We started well but we were not able to hold the momentum as we conceded two goals due to lack of fitness.”

Tavua coach Shanti Saroj; “De­spite the loss I take my hats off to the boys for their performance. It was a good game but we will learn from our mistakes and move on.”

Edited by Osea Bola



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