SPORTS

Suva Score Second Win

  Suva recorded their second win in Round Two of the Vodafone Premier League by beating Dreketi 6-2 at the ANZ Stadium last night. What happened: Suva drew first blood
20 Feb 2016 13:42
Suva Score Second Win
Dreketi goal keeper Ronald Kumar fails to stop the goal that was put in by Sakaraia Naisua of Fortech Suva during the Vodafone Premier League.

 

Suva recorded their second win in Round Two of the Vodafone Premier League by beating Dreketi 6-2 at the ANZ Stadium last night.

What happened: Suva drew first blood with a perfect feed from inside the box by Shahil Dave which was finished off by Sakaraia Naisua, 1-0.

Dreketi did well to apply pressure on the Suva’s defence. But Suva extended the lead with a goal from Dave in the 9th minute, 2-0.

With Dreketi’s persistence, Suva scored an own goal by Tomasi Uculoa to close the gap, 2-1.

In the 21st minute Nickel Chand scored the third goal for Suva, 3-1. Dreketi did well to defend as much as they could to stop a relentless Suva team.

In the 32nd minute, Rusiate Matererega scored an easy goal to extend Suva’s lead 4-1. A breakthrough finally opened up for Dreketi as they were given a penalty which was not wasted by Apisalome Turuva who closed the gap, 4-2. But a minute later, Suva’s Pita Rabo scored the fifth goal before halftime, 5-2.

Halftime: Suva 5-2 Dreketi

Rain and strong winds in the second half made it very difficult for the players to take control. The game slowed down a bit as both teams struggled to find the back of the net. Suva sealed the deal with a goal from Chand to end the game 6-2.

Big play: Even though Dreketi were outplayed, they still managed to keep Suva at bay and prevented them from scoring more goals.

Star turn: Suva played as a team resulting in the win.

Comments

Suva coach Gurjit Singh: “We had a good first-half and scored some goals but the boys relaxed in the second-half. They need to take every game seriously as we gave away two goals to Dreketi. But overall I’m happy with our second win.”

Dreketi assistant coach Rishi Prasad: “The boys played well but three things that affected our game was fitness, the boys not following the game plan and the weather. We need to seriously go back to the drawing board and rethink our strategy. The Premier League is a different ball game altogether and we need to come back prepared.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper