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Qasevakatini Saves Suva

Jedi’s Stationery Suva’s Napolioni Qasevakatini equalised in the second-half as Jedi’ s Suva drew 1-1 with Jack’s Nadi in the second game of the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants
01 Aug 2015 11:16
Qasevakatini Saves Suva
Tony Tuivuna of Jack’s Nadi (right), scores against Jedi’s Stationery Suva during the start of the 2015 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, yesterday. Photo: Rama

Jedi’s Stationery Suva’s Napolioni Qasevakatini equalised in the second-half as Jedi’ s Suva drew 1-1 with Jack’s Nadi in the second game of the INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants yesterday.

What happened

It was a physical game from the start as Suva took control in the early stages of first-half. Good defending by Nadi left Suva fighting to get control back. In the 20th minute, Nadi’s William Valentine had the chance to score from a free kick but could not find the mark.

Nadi’s Samuela Drudru attempted a shot at goal trying to catch Suva goalkeeper Ulaiasi Tamanisau off guard but kicked the ball straight to him. Numerous opportunities for Nadi to score but they could not finish properly. In the 38th minute, a pass from Drudru to Tony Tuivuna who beat Tamanisau to score the first goal of the game, 1-0.

Halftime: Suva 0-1 Nadi

Suva began to settle down in the second spell applying pressure on the Nadi defence.

Star turn; Qasevakatini’s goal was a classic.

Big play; Nadi did everything right on the field and making Suva worked hard to defend.

Comments; Jedi’s Suva coach Gurjit Singh, “The boys played really well, we conceded a goal in the first-half but they worked hard to make up for that in the second-half.

“Napolioni’s goal was world class and you rarely see that kind of goals here in Fiji I am happy with the way they performed.”

Jack’s Nadi coach Kamal Swamy, “What we planned on doing, the boys executed on the field. I am really happy with the performance, we did everything right and we managed to break down Suva’s defence which is always hard doing.

“The goal from Napolioni Qasevakatini was unexpected but that only drives us to do even better in our next game.”

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