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Ali Scores 3 In Blues Big Win

  Striker Mohammed Shazil Ali scored a hat-trick in Lautoka’s 5-0 drubbing of Nadi in the Vodafone Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. The mighty
29 Oct 2016 12:59
Ali Scores 3 In Blues Big Win
Lautoka players celebrate their goal against Nadi at the Vodafone Premier League match at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night. photo: VODAFONE FIJI

 

Striker Mohammed Shazil Ali scored a hat-trick in Lautoka’s 5-0 drubbing of Nadi in the Vodafone Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last night.

The mighty Blues are in second spot in the league table with 20 points behind leaders Ba (25).

What happened:  After also scoring a hat-trick against Rewa few weeks ago, Ali drew first blood in the 14th minute following a good setup Lesari Qalica.

He struck again eight minutes beating goalkeeper Vereti Dickson for the second time.

Three minutes from halftime Ali scored his third goal.

Halftime: Lautoka 3 – 0 Nadi.

Nadi came back strongly but the finishing was not there as Ame Votoniu struggled to score with only the goalkeeper Senirusi Bokini  to beat.

Lautoka gained momentum and Qalica scored in the 69th minute. Dickson verbally challenged the linesman and he was given a yellow card by referee Amitesh Chand.

Ten minutes later Josevata Dugucagi had the last laugh.

Star turn: Ali continues to be the Blues top marksman.

Big plays: Bokini was stern in defence for Lautoka.

Comments: Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy said, “We worked on our finishing and this proves the boys can contest the league title.”

Nadi coach Joseph Nand said, Lautoka was tough upfront and our players were not able to beat them one on one. They are a better side and we hope to move forward as we face Rewa next.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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