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Blues Score First Win

  The Johnny Williams coached- Lautoka football side recorded their first win in the Vodafone Premier League after they beat Nadroga 2-0 at a soggy Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday
04 Apr 2016 11:55
Blues Score First Win
Lautoka's Jone Kaloutani in control against Nadroga during the Vodafone Premier League at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Photo: LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

 

The Johnny Williams coached- Lautoka football side recorded their first win in the Vodafone Premier League after they beat Nadroga 2-0 at a soggy Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday

 

What happened: Both teams worked hard in trying to control the game but the weather conditions made it difficult. There were numerous scoring opportunities that went begging.

But in the 42 minute wily Lautoka striker Valerio Nawatu scored from the penalty spot after Nadroga defender Gerard Voi touched the ball inside the box.

Half time: Lautoka 1 – Nadroga 0.

In the second spell Lautoka lift their tempo and began to take control with their well orchestrated moves. Continuous pressure from the Blues saw the Nadroga defence buckled and Mohammed Shazil Ali drove the ball to the back of the net to increase their lead 2-0.

 

Big plays: Nawatu who scored the first and also had a hand in the second goal was a nightmare to the Nadroga defenders. He was always there tussling for the ball and never gave up despite the fact they were leading on the scores.

 

Star turn:

Not to be outdone, Nadroga also had their moments as well but they were denied time and again by Lautoka defender Iliesa Lino. He was a tower of strength in the Blues defence

 

Comments:

Lautoka football coach Johnny Williams: “We are still not there as yet but we are going to there soon. It was a slippery surface but we cannot do much in football. After the cyclone we are back in training and should be doing well.”

Nadroga coach Joseph Nand: “We did very well and every season Nadroga field new players. The weather was not good. Lautoka played a constructive game and won in the end. Our players should be learning from this.”

 

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: litia.tikomailepanoni@fijisun.com.fj



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