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Nadi U20 Upset Nadro

Nadi U20 Upset Nadro
Jack’s Nadi U20 team celebrate their win over BLK Nadroga in the Skipper Cup Premiership semifinal at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on July 7, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 08
14:26 2018

The Anare Lutumailagi-cap­tained Jack’s Nadi Under-20 side defeated BLK Nadroga 17- 12 in the Skipper Cup Premiership semifinal at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.

The side will play Namosi in the final on Saturday.

What happened: Nadi started well but it took them 22 minutes to score through centre Samuela Toga, 5-0.

Five minutes later Nadroga’s Kaliva­ti Ravouvou scored and was converted by first five- eighth Gideon Colanata­wake, 7-5.

In the 36th minute second five-eighth Vilimoni Botitu scored in the corner to regain the lead.

Halftime: Nadi 10-7 Nadroga.

In the 43rd minute Nadi fullback Te­vita Mociu scored and converted by Toga, 17-7.

In the 70th minute Nadroga man­aged to score through lock Onosimo Nawalu 17- 12.

Fulltime: Nadi 17-12 Nadroga

Big Play: Vilimoni Botitu played well for Nadi.

Star turn: Oswald Pickering was a terrier in the breakdowns.

Comments: Nadi manager Sikeli Lo­tawa said, “We thank the boys for the good game. Our loss to Suva last week was a wake-up call for us.”

Nadroga manager Poasa Serevi said, “Nadi is a good team. Congratulations to them.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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