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Manukau Too Strong For Labasa

Manukau won the 56th Vodafone Shree Sanatan Dharm Inter-District Soccer tournament at Govind Park in Ba yesterday. What happened: Auckland-based Manukau defeated Labasa 3-0 in the final. Labasa started the
07 Apr 2015 10:37
Manukau Too Strong For Labasa
Some members of the victorious Manukau team with the spoils of their win yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Manukau won the 56th Vodafone Shree Sanatan Dharm Inter-District Soccer tournament at Govind Park in Ba yesterday.

What happened: Auckland-based Manukau defeated Labasa 3-0 in the final.

Labasa started the match commanding the midfield better with good contributions from Ravinesh Karan Singh, Krishneel Krishna and former goalkeeper Shamal Kumar.

Karan Singh and Amit Narayan of Muanikau were flashed red cards by referee Jone Cama for foul play.

Halftime: Manukau 0-0 Labasa.

Manukau with former district reps Reenal Prasad, Shalen Lal, and Vishal Lal proved to be a better team in the second half.

They started well and scored their first goal through Shaneel Sharma in the 45th minute.

In the 55th minute Aaron Singh was brought down in the box by Shamal Kumar. Akshay Shandil extended the lead 2-0.

In the 83rd minute Shandil sealed the win from his second penalty after Davendra Prasad was fouled by Shaneel Sharma

Star turn: Akshay Shandil played a key role in the win.

Big play: Striker Sheevan Sharma deserved the best player of the tournament award.

Comments: Manukau captain Aaron Singh said, “The boys did very well and we were confident even though we did not have a great start. This is our third win in the tournament.”

Labasa coach Bal Sarju Reddy, We did control the match in the first half but the boys took it for granted in the second spell.”

Meanwhile, in the first semifinal, Labasa beat Nabua 1-0 while Manukau hammered Melbourne 4-0.

 

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