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Dreketi Impress On Debut

Dreketi 2 : (Vilikesa Sowani, Peni Sokia); Suva 2 : (Poasa Banivalu, Maciu Dunadamu)   What happened; Newcomers Lotus Construction Dreketi team proved their worth in the first round of
04 Oct 2015 11:12
Dreketi Impress On Debut
Actions from the Suva-Dreketi match at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday. Photo: Peni Drauna

Dreketi 2 : (Vilikesa Sowani, Peni Sokia);

Suva 2 : (Poasa Banivalu, Maciu Dunadamu)

 

What happened; Newcomers Lotus Construction Dreketi team proved their worth in the first round of the Courts Inter-District Championship yesterday.

This was after securing a 2-2 draw against defending champions Suva at Subrail Park yesterday.

Suva got off to a strong start in the first two minutes as Poasa Banivalu opened the scoring.

Dreketi regrouped well and continue to pressure Suva’s defensive line. They made a few attempts but were unsuccessful. But in the 26th minute Vilikesa Sowani slotted in the equaliser.

The draw puts Suva under pressure resulting in Nikhil Chand and Maciu Dunadamu being shown the yellow card. Halftime: Suva 1-1 Dreketi.

Suva lifted momentum in the second-half with Dunadamu striking the second goal in the 50th minute.

The newcomers did not stop in their quest to score the equaliser. And it came from Peni Sokia in the 75th minute.

 

Fulltime:  Suva 2-2 Dreketi.

 

 Star turn; Dreketi goalkeeper Shaneel Naidu put up a brave performance. The highlight of the day was when he saved Dunadamu’s penalty in the 69th minute.

 

 Big play; Dreketi played well on their debut.

 

Comments: Suva head coach Gurjit Singh said; “The Dreketi team played well and they took advantage of the crowd support which Suva could not handle as well as the humility in Labasa.

“We did not play well in the second half. We need to work on our weaknesses before our next game.

 

Dreketi head coach Johan Leewai said;

“I’m really happy with my boys.

“Being the newcomers and having a draw with Suva is great, but there is a lot of room for improvement.”

Dreketi plays Nadi in their second game on Wednesday at 1pm while Suva faces Lautoka at 5:30pm at Govind Park, Ba

 

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