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Rewa Too Strong

What happened: Rewa Youth thrashed Tailevu Naitasiri 8-0 to qualify for the playoffs in the Rewa Galaxy Youth League at Fiji Football Association Academy yesterday. Rewa had a good start
30 Aug 2015 10:46
Rewa Too Strong
Scene of the bus accident at Lakena, Nausori

What happened: Rewa Youth thrashed Tailevu Naitasiri 8-0 to qualify for the playoffs in the Rewa Galaxy Youth League at Fiji Football Association Academy yesterday.

Rewa had a good start dominating in the first few minutes resulting in the first goal coming from Bruce Hughes in the 10th minute, 1-0. Rewa showcased some good skills and ball control as Mohammed Tasum scored the second goal in the 28th minute followed by Mohammed Khan eight minutes later.

Halftime: Rewa 3-0 Tailevu- Naitasiri

Rewa came more composed and full of energy in the second half with good passing skills keeping the ball well away from Tailevu-Naitasiri defenders.

An attempt at goal by Khan in the 50th minute saw the ball shy off the post. Tailevu Naitasiri found it difficult to maintain possession and allowed Rewa to run rings around them. Hughes scored his second goal in the 60th minute, 4-0. Tailevu-Naitasiri goalkeeper was made to work hard to keep Rewa at bay but failed to do so as Rusiate Qio headed in Rewa’s fifth goal, 5-0.

Five minutes later, Erami Manuamanubai and Ratu Simione Rage scored their goals respectively giving Rewa a comfortable 7-0 lead. Tailevu-Naitasiri lacked skill and concentration on the field giving Khan an easy chance to score his second goal bringing the total score to 8-0.

Star turn: The Rewa team performed exceptionally well, showcasing good ball control, dribbling skills.

Big play: Rewa’s Bruce Hughes and Mohammed Khan played well.

Comments: Rewa Youth coach Nigel Khan: “The boys played well and we are grateful for the win but we still need to improve on our fitness and work on our finishing. We play Navua in our next game and all I ask is for the families, friends and supporters of Rewa to come in numbers and support the boys.”

Tailevu-Naitasiri coach Elvis Mukesh Gounder: “I am happy with the way the boys played but Fiji Football Association need to think about having these games during the school holidays. It is very hard to gather students to play in the team because during the holidays they are scattered, so Fiji FA need to have these tournaments during school periods because it would be easy for us to gather the players and train.”

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 




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