Football

Reload For Final

“It’s all about mental toughness now as we will try and defend this title.”
11 Oct 2020 11:34
Reload For Final
Rewa goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau (right) confronts referee Deepak Raju after disputing a decision during the Courts Interdistrict Championship semifinal at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on October 10, 2020. Labasa won 1-0. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Labasa football officials did not waste any time as they ensured that their players underwent their recovery session last night.

The defending Courts Interdistrict Championship champions have booked their spot in today’s final against Lautoka.

The Babasiga Lions beat Rewa 1-0 in the second semifinal.

Coach Ronil Lal said, they have a big task ahead of them when it comes to defending the title and they need to be mentally prepared for it.

“Keeping possession and dominating territory is the way we want to play the final,” he said.

“It’s all about mental toughness now as we will try and defend this title.”

Lal said they have to address a few mistakes before they head into the final.

What happened: Rewa dominated play as they kept  attacking the Labasa goal mouth.

Rewa’s Setareki Hughes and Tevita Waranaivalu toiled hard.

The Labasa defenders worked overtime but fortunately for them the Rewa strikers were off target.

In the 43rd minute Labasa striker Apenisa Anare headed in their goal from a cornerkick.

Halftime: Labasa 1-0 Rewa

Again the Delta Tigers dominated possession as the Labasa side played a defensive game.

 

TEAM LISTS

Labasa- Akuila Mateisuva, Lino Iliesa, Atonio Tuivuna, Vikranth Chandra, Siotame Kubu, Ilisoni Lolaivalu, Ashnil Raju, Apenisa Anare, Akeimi Ralulu, Taniela Waqa, llisoni Logaivau.

Rewa- Simione Tamanisau, Inoke Turagalailai, Patrick Joseph, Anish Khem, Setareki Hughes, Bruce Hughes, Gabriel Matanisiga, Tevita Waranaivalu, Epeli Valevou, Waisake Navunigasau, Josateki Tamudu.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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