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Blues Tame Lions

The Jonny Williams-coached Lautoka side leads the Vodafone Premier League points table with nine points from four matches. What happened: The Blues recorded their third victory in the season with
02 May 2016 16:03
Blues Tame Lions
Lautoka's Dave Radrigai in control against Labasa in the Vodafone Premier League match at Prince Charles Park, Nadi yesterday. Photo: LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

The Jonny Williams-coached Lautoka side leads the Vodafone Premier League points table with nine points from four matches.

What happened: The Blues recorded their third victory in the season with a 3-1 drubbing of Labasa in front of 2000 fans at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, yesterday.

The Blues fielded an experienced line-up in Peni Finau, Kolinio Sivoki, Jone Vono, Zibraz Sahib, Dave Radrigai, Iliesa Lino and Ilaitia Tuilau.

Babasiga Lions fielded prominent players like Ilisoni Logaivau, Edwin Shayam, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Akuila Mateisuva and Inia Boko.

Referee Avinesh Narayan awarded a penalty to Lautoka’s after defender Manasa Levaci was penalised for handling the ball in the box.

Josefata Dugucagi scored the first goal for the Blues.

Halftime: Lautoka 1 –0 Labasa.

Iliesa Lino extended the lead in the 56th minute after a quality set up by Zibraaz Shahib.

In the 58th minute Lautoka received another penalty after Leone Damudamu handled the ball in the box. But goalkeeper Akuila Mateisuva saved Jone Kaloutani penalty kick.

In the 75th minute Dugucagi scored his second goal after a good set up in midfield  by Shahib.

Substitute Sohail Khan came off the bench to score for the Babasiga Lions.

Star Turn: Lautoka goalkeeper Senirusi Bokini was toast for his side making some crucial saves.

Big Play: Dugucagi played well scoring a double for Lautoka.

Comments: Lautoka coach Johnny Williams: “I’m happy and satisfied with the win. I fielded experienced players just Labasa did and it paid off in the end.”

Labasa coach Johan Leewai: We hit the cross bar twice and we miss a lot of opportunities. Hard luck we will go back, regroup and get ready for Ba.”

 

Edited by Osea Bola.

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