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Nadi Win At Home

Nadi Win At Home
Nadi midfielder Rahul Krishna in control against Rewa during the Vodafone Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on August 19, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
August 20
11:30 2018

Two goals in each spell were enough for the Ver­eti Dickson captained- Jack’s Nadi side as they defeat Rewa 2-0 in the Vodafone Pre­mier League match at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday.

What happened: Nadi drew first blood in the 19th minute Ame Votoniu’s attempt o deflect­ed off Rewa midfielder Amani Makoe which caught goalkeeper Benito Waqavou napping.

Halftime: Nadi 1- 0 Rewa.

Nadi came out firing in the sec­ond half when a Rahul Krishna run saw him create space for Christopher Kumar to blast in the second goal.

Comments: Nadi captain Dick­son said: “We managed to get the three points which was very important however we failed to utilise our goal scoring opportu­nities.”

Rewa coach Lorimia Dau said:

“We will go back to the draw­ing board and work on our next match against Ba.”

-WAISEA NASOKIA

BA 2 DREKETI 1

The Dreketi football side put on a gutsy performance despite losing 2-1 to Ba during the Voda­fone Premier League clash at Govind Park, Ba yesterday.

What happened: The visitors started on a high note as they applied pressure on the Ba de­fence. The Ba defenders held their ground and opted to lodge their counter attacks.

The move paid dividend in the 29th minute when striker Abbu Zahid broke away and slotted in the first goal.

Halftime: Ba 1 –0 Dreketi

Ba got a shock when Dreketi equalised in the 53rd minute. A Daniel Dass strike saw the ball zig-zagged its way into the back of the net. The visitors soon were a man down when striker Anish Khem got a red card.

But it was defender Sami that came to Ba’s rescue when he ri­fled in the winning goal in the 74th minute

Comments: Dreketi manager Amitesh Karan said: “The red card in the second half cost us the game.”

Ba manager Arvind Singh said, “Our boys played two games in 24 hours and this three point was important for us.”

– YOGESH CHANDRA

TAVUA 0 SUVA 2

The Suva football team found their winning form after they beat Tavua 2-0 during the Voda­fone Premier League clash at Garvey Park, Tavua yesterday.

What happened: Both teams were scoreless in the first half.

After a pep talk from coach, Gurjit Singh, the Suva football side came back firing at the start of the second half.

Continuous pressure saw Ta­vua penalised and nippy striker Sahil Dave scored from the spot kick. Leading 1-0

Suva never looked back as Bruce Hughes slammed in their second goal to seal the win.

Comments: Suva coach Gurjeet Singh said: “The team knew they will have to perform, not only for the VPL but also the build-up to the IDC.”

Tavua coach Nazeel Ali said: “It was not that we tried our best but Suva was good as well.

“We need to stay in the Premier League and we need points so we will need a win.

“Getting the team together every day for training is some­thing we will need to work on”

– KARALAINI TAVI

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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