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Dreketi Win League Opener

  JIL Dreketi recorded their first win in the Vodafone Premier League by edging out Rakiraki 3-2 at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday. What happened: Both teams struggled on  a slippery
05 Mar 2017 11:18
Dreketi Win League Opener
JIL Dreketi Charles William (right) scored teh last goal against Rakiraki during the Vodafone Premier League at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

JIL Dreketi recorded their first win in the Vodafone Premier League by edging out Rakiraki 3-2 at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday.

What happened: Both teams struggled on  a slippery surface due to the heavy downpour before the match got underway.

Rakiraki however surprised the hosts with a goal in the 31st minute from Ronal Chand. Dreketi replied through a Vilikesa Sowani strike from the penalty spot. But in the 42nd minute Rakiraki took the lead again through a Joseph Elder stunner.

Halftime: Rakiraki 2-1 Dreketi

In the 67th minute Sowani scored his second and Dreketi’s equaliser. Then Dreketi took control of the match before Charles Williams scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute.

Comments: Rakiraki coach Pragdish Gounder said he was very upset with how the match was controlled.

“The ground condition was not good and the referee failed to pass the right judgement. We scored two goals but the referee disallowed it and I don’t know for what reason.”

Dreketi coach Johan Leewai said he was happy with the players’ performance.

“This was our first match and we are happy to have three points. Tomorrow we will face Nadi and we hope to gain more points. I’m happy that my players were able to brave the continuous rain and scored the desired result.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  shratika.naidu@fijisun.com.fj



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