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Matarerega Strikes Twice For Suva

What happened: Prolific striker Rusiate Matarerega scored a double to help Suva beat Rewa at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday. The win has taken Suva to third position in
01 Jun 2015 10:04
Matarerega Strikes Twice For Suva
Ronil Ram of Rewa (middle), attacks against Suva during the Rewa Galaxy Premier League match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday. Suva won 2-1. Photo: Rama

What happened: Prolific striker Rusiate Matarerega scored a double to help Suva beat Rewa at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday.

The win has taken Suva to third position in the Rewa Galaxy Premier League standings with 16 points and 10 points behind league leaders Jack’s Nadi.

Suva needed a win to stay in contention in qualifying for the OFC Champions League for the second time.

Matarerega scored the opening goal in the 34th minute.

Ten minutes later, the Delta Tigers equalized through Alvin Prasad.

Half-time: Suva 1-1 Rewa.

Matarerega sealed the victory with his powerful strike in the 63rd minute.

Star turn: Matarerega was the star for Suva.

Comments:

Suva coach Gurjit Singh praised his players performance.

“This was the important win for us and I’m happy with this win.

“We have not lost our hope of winning the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League,” Singh said.

“The four remaining games will be important for us and we will keep fighting.

Rewa coach Marika Rodu said: they missed their key players in the match.

“Most of our senior players were injured and likewise couple of them are with the national team commitment which really put us in a difficult position.

“We did our best with players we have and we will try to improve in our next game given that we have slim chance to finish top,” Rodu added.

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