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National Club Champs Start

Namaka Football Club, Press and Downtown recorded convincing wins during Round One of the 2014 Kriz Signs National Club Championships’ (NCC) Western play-off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. What
07 Dec 2014 10:15
National Club Champs Start
Namaka FC players congratulate Beniamino Mateinaqara (left), for his first goal against Tu Villa Villa FC during the 2014 Kriz Signs National Club Championship western playoffs at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Namaka Football Club, Press and Downtown recorded convincing wins during Round One of the 2014 Kriz Signs National Club Championships’ (NCC) Western play-off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.

What happened: Nadi champions Namaka FC defeated Tu Villa Villa FC 2-0 in the first match.

Goalkeeper-cum striker Beniaminio Mateinaqara opened the scores in the 22 minute through a penalty after he was fouled by defender Gabby Waqa in the box.

Mateinaqara’s shot beat goalie Senirusi Bokini for the left hand side of the net.

Namaka had the services of players, with the services of Ilimotama Jese, Isoa Ratuva, Krishna Sami, Vereti Dickson, Ratu Josefata Dugucagi, and Vuniuci Tikomaimereke.

Namaka led Tu Villa Villa 1-0 at the break.

In the second spell, Samuela Drudru bagged another goal in the 54 minute to send the bus load Namaka supporters  into a frenzy.

Big play: Isikeli Jeke had the opportunity to score after the midfield players orchestrated a great move with only Vereti Dickson to beat, but he headed the ball otherwise.

Star turn: Namaka goalkeeper Vereti Dickson recorded a clean sheet for denying any goal.

Comments: Namaka coach Pranesh Amarsee: “Our aim was to qualify for the NCC finals, so we recorded a win and hats off to the boys for their splendid performance. We hope to remain with positive results in our next match tomorrow.”

Tu Villa Villa FC coach Bakalevu Moceimereke: “We did not function with the game plan though we had few chances, but the boys could not score goals. We need to win our next match to be in contention.”

Other matches: The Lambert Sarju-coached Press FC side with service of Zibraz Shabib, Peni Finau, Arvindra Naidu and Leone Vurukania was too strong for Gandhi Lionz 2-0.

The Lionz had the services of Ame Votonui, Eliki Ravosai, and Jolame Vukivuki.

In the final match of the day, Tomasi Tuicakau scored a brace as Downtown FC (Nadroga) beat Ba’s Nailaga FC 2-1.

Whats on today?

10am – 4R Electrical FC vs Namaka FC

11.15am – FC Gandhi vs Nailaga FC

12.30pm – Press FC  vs Downtown FC

2pm – Tu-Villa Villa FC vs 4R Electrical FC

3.45pm – Downtown FC vs Gandhi FC

5pm – Press FC vs Nailaga FC

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