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Jack’s Nadi Book Semifinal Berth

The Usaia Koroilagilagi- coached Jack’s Nadi booked a home semifinal berth in the Skipper Cup competition after their 18-11 victory over Lautoka at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. What
01 Aug 2015 10:39
Jack’s Nadi Book Semifinal Berth
Cyrill Reece of Jack’s Nadi on the attack against Khan Buses Lautoka at Prince Charles Park, Nadi. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The Usaia Koroilagilagi- coached Jack’s Nadi booked a home semifinal berth in the Skipper Cup competition after their 18-11 victory over Lautoka at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday.

What happened: Lautoka drew first blood through a penalty by Asaeli Qalova in the 7th minute and extended the lead in the 24th minute to lead 6-0.

In the 29th minute Nadi fullback Cyrill Reece kicked a penalty and equalised in the 34th minute.

 

Halftime: Nadi 6-6 Lautoka

In the second spell Nadi winger Jonetani Mateiwai scored in the 43rd minute which was converted by Reece to lead 13-6.

Nadi winger Orisi Erenavula scored their second try in the 33rd minute to increase their lead to 18-6.

In the final moments of the match Nadi was reduced to 12 players after Jolame Lewavou was sin-binned for high tackle, Orisi Erenavalu and Takubu were sent off for indiscipline.

Big play: Cyrill Reece continued to play a big role for Nadi.

Star turn: Lautoka started off with good defensive game.

Comments: Nadi team manager Jeff Tamata said: “Lautoka really gave us a good game. It was a really tough game which exposed our weaknesses.”

Lautoka team manager Timoci Namuaira said: “It’s been a good season for us. I must take my hat off to the boys playing well against a in-form Nadi team.”

In the other game played yesterday, BLK Nadroga defeated Northland 21-13 at Lawaqa Park.

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