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Maroons Remain Unbeaten

Maroons Remain Unbeaten
Lautoka Maroons Timoci Drurua tackles Pauliasi Naulo of Nanukuloa iat the Vodafone Vanua Championship match at the Nadovu Park on May 19, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 20
12:10 2018

The Osea Umuumulovo-coached Tropik Pine Lauto­ka Maroons beat Nanuku­loa 26-6 in the Vodafone Vanua Championship at the Nadovu Park yesterday.

The sugar city side remain un­beaten in the western pool.

What happened:

The first points came from a pen­alty try in the 6th minute.

Two minutes later fullback Ali­pate Saratibau scored another try and was successfully converted by halfback Sireli Satala to lead 14-0.

In the 18th minute Nanukuloa No. 8 Paula Rokotuiloma kicked a penalty 14-3. Ten minutes later centre Meli Ravai scored after a powerful surge by the forwards.

Halftime: Lautoka 19- 3 Nanuku­loa.

In the 63rd minute Nanukuloa extended their lead with another penalty to Sesoni Rokotuiloma.

At the stroke of fulltime Epeli Radamua came off the bench to score the last try in the corner and was converted by Saratibau.

Big Play: Lautoka first five-eighth Elia Tora played well.

Star turn: Lautoka forwards dominated.

Comments: Lautoka Maroons head coach Osea Umuumulovo said, “There is a lot of room for improvement. We have the next game against Yasawa. Our target is to get back into the top tier com­petition.”

Nanukuloa Coach Moape Bole­bole said;

“We need to train extra hard.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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