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Capital Team Finish Third

All Freight Logistics Suva 2-1 4R Electric Ba What happened: All Freight Logistics Suva finished the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament in third place after defeating 4R
01 Sep 2014 08:01
Capital Team Finish Third

All Freight Logistics Suva 2-1 4R Electric Ba

What happened: All Freight Logistics Suva finished the 2014 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament in third place after defeating 4R Electric Ba in the third/fourth place playoff yesterday.

Both sides got off to a slow start at the kick-off, mulling through the opening minutes of the match. It wasn’t until well into the first-half that the former defending champions Ba, surged ahead with a brilliantly placed goal from national Under-20 rep, Saula Waqa.

All Freight Logistics Suva 0-1 4R Electric Ba

The second-half belonged to Gurjit Singh’s boys, the odds falling in favour of the white-clad team with Antonio Tuivuna notching a goal in the 67th minute to level the score at 1-1.

But, it was an unfortunate case of miscommunication on Ba’s part that cost them the game when captain and goalkeeper, Jone Sorolo, misinterpreted a Suva attack and strayed too far from the goalmouth.

It opened the door for Tuivuna to hit another goal that sank nicely into the net.

Tuivuna’s goal sealed the win, and Suva’s victory over Ba in the battle of black versus white.

Star turn: Tuivuna was on fire for the capital side, tallying both goals for his team in spectacular fashion.

Big play: Despite Suva’s win, both teams put on a more improved display compared to their semifinal performances on Saturday.

Comments: Suva coach Gurjit Singh, “I’m happy with the win. I’m still disappointed with the decision that cost us the game yesterday (Saturday) but, it is what it is.

“We have to start preparing for the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League now and we can’t waste any time and get right down to training.

“I don’t think the window is currently open for the recruitment of new players, but if the opportunity comes, we’ll take it.

“I ask fans to not be disappointed and to keep their faith in us and that they remain supporting us because we will come back from this.”

Ba official Iliyaz Khan said, “I believe that we went out onto the field and we executed our game plan as best as we could. We had wanted to try out all our players and we were able to do that. We did well and maybe we didn’t succeed in our plan, but that’s how it goes.

“One team has to win and one has to lose and that’s the nature of the game and luck was not on our side. On behalf of the Ba Football Association, I want to thank the players for their commitment to the team and for giving it their best effort.

“It’s no secret we’re in a building phase right now and while we’ve lost some senior players over the years, we will come back and we’re asking our supporters to continue supporting us.”

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