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Western In Today’s Police IDC Semifinals

Chand said last year they reached the final and this time they want to go a level up.
18 Sep 2020 07:52
Western In Today’s Police IDC Semifinals
Western Division Two goalkeeper, Jayson Chand claims foul against Central Division during the Kontiki Finance Police Interdistrict Championship at the Nasova ground, Suva on September 17, 2020. The goal was disallowed. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Western Division Police Two football side need to adapt to wet weather conditions ahead of today’s final playoffs of the 2020 Kontiki Police Inter-district Championship tournament.

The Westerners qualified after Dev Raj and Nadi rep Rahul Krishna scored a goal each to beat Central Division 2-0 at the Nasova Police Academy ground in Suva yesterday.

Speaking to SUNsports Western coach Sanjay Chand said the team would now focus on playing attacking football despite the wet weather conditions.

“We will have to look at what the weather will be like tomorrow,” he said.

“We are hoping it will be a fine day by the time we play.

“At halftime I reminded the boys that we were against the wind so I told them to use the wind in the second half, and we pushed more players upfront and that got us the win.

“It will be no different today but we will try and gauge the weather. This is a challenge.”

Chand added that the team would be relying on their strike force to win them the IDC.

“We have experienced strikers like Rahul Krishna, Paula Buke and Dev Raj. They are our main weapons as they will score the goals we need if we are to win,” he said.

Chand said last year they reached the final and this time they want to go a level up.

Results: Eastern Division 0- 1 Western Division, PSRU 0-0 Northern Division, Western Division Two 2- 0 Central Division, Southern Division 0- 0 Headquarters, PSRU 0- 1 Western Division, Northern Division 0- 0 Eastern Division 0

What’s on today: 9am: Semi-final 1- Western Division Two v Police Special Response Unit; 10.15am: Semi-final 2- Northern Division v Southern Division

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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