Football | SPORTS

Labasa Earns First Win

What happened:  Axial Engineering Limited Labasa pulled a 2-1 win against newly-promoted Tailevu/Naitasiri at the 2014 Courts Inter-District Championship in Suva yesterday. It was an evenly matched game in the
10 Oct 2014 10:25
Labasa Earns First Win
Republic of Fiji Military Forces troops with New Zealand Defence Force troops on pre-depolyment training for Peacekeeping duties. Photo: Mereleki Nai FIJI SUN | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019 | FIJISUN.COM.FJ 20 NATION NZ High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr delivering the training opening address at the Black Rock Camp in Nadi on July

What happened:  Axial Engineering Limited Labasa pulled a 2-1 win against newly-promoted Tailevu/Naitasiri at the 2014 Courts Inter-District Championship in Suva yesterday.

It was an evenly matched game in the first-half as both teams got down to business. Tailevu/Naitasiri showed good defending skills and kept Labasa at bay

In the 23rd minute Maciu Damudamu came close to scoring but was denied by Tailevu/Naitasiri goalkeeper Lemeki Nakavu.

In the 40th minute Ronil Ram for Tailevu /Naitasiri had numerous chances to score but failed.

Halftime: 0-0

In the 57th minute, Labasa’s Epeli Loaniceva kicked an almost perfect free kick just outside the box but played right into the Tailevu/Naitasiri’s goalkeeper.

In the 61st minute, Labasa finally found their scoring mojo as Christopher Wasasala slotted a low header after a corner kick from Loaniceva.

Another corner kick by Loaniceva for Labasa was on point giving the attackers to head the ball in but the Tailevu/Naitasiri defenders declined their chances.

In the 81st minute, Tailevu Naitasiri Ronil Ram scored the equaliser chipping the ball past the keeper.

But Joseph Mishra sealed the win with beautiful goal from outside the box.

Star turn:

Joseph Mishra’s goal was perfectly executed.

Big play:

Tailevu/Naitasiri played well in the second Super Premier game.

Comments:

Tailevu/Naitasiri coach Shalendra Roy, “We slowed down in the first-half and decided to pick up pace in the second-half. We are in this competition to expose the players and give them experience which they need and this IDC is the perfect platform for that.”

Labasa coach Bal Sanju Reddy, “Getting the three points was important but overhaul the performance of the players was pathetic. There was no eagerness to win and no drive and they took their opponents lightly. But all in all, a win is a win but we need to really pull up our socks if we want to win the IDC.”

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: