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Nadroga Coach Told To Leave

Dreketi player Dyer loses cool, sees red The Nadroga football side are now closer to being relegated after they went down 3-2 to Dreketi during their Vodafone Premier League clash
23 Oct 2016 11:00
Nadroga Coach Told To Leave
Dreketi won against Nadroga 3-2 in the Vodafone Premier League at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Dreketi player Dyer loses cool, sees red

The Nadroga football side are now closer to being relegated after they went down 3-2 to Dreketi during their Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday.

And to add to their woes, the Stallions coach Waisea Tale was ordered off the bench by referee Ashwin Raj before the start of the second half.

The referee ordered Tale to move to the main pavilion because of his inappropriate behaviour.

The security officers moved in and escorted him out of the ground.

A disappointed Tale told SUNsports that he had argued with the fourth official because he saw that the referee had made some wrong decisions.

“When I saw the referee making decisions against my players I told the fourth official,” he said.

“I’m very disappointed and also upset as my players failed to secure points.”

In an ill-tempered match, veteran Dreketi midfielder Henry Dyer copped a red card for using abusive language. Dyer had reacted after someone from the crowd swore at him. Police officers immediately entered the field when Dyer angrily walked towards the pavilion while his teammates tried to calm down the situation.

Dreketi football manager, Roneel Ram said Dyer would miss their next two matches.

“It’s really unfortunate to loss Dyer at this stage. However, we are satisfied that the players managed to achieve the mission and that was to secure a win. We are relatively safe now as we are on seven points.”

 

What Happened: Nadroga drew first blood in the 3rd minute through an Archie Underwood strike. And three minutes later they extended their lead to 2-0 when Taniela Raubula scored. The hosts took time to settle down and Dreketi captain, Thomas Steiner headed in their opening goal in the 19th minute. They kept on the pressure and in the 33rd minute, Setareki Sokowaqa scored the equaliser.

 

Halftime: Dreketi 2-2 Nadroga

Both teams were cautious in their approach, the Stallions looked lost as they missed the guidance of their coach from the sideline.

The hosts fought on and in the 70th minute Dreketi striker Apisai Sesewa scored the winning goal.

Feedback:  shratikan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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