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Lautoka Win

Vakatalesau returns to score Blues winner   The Lautoka football team registered another three points in the Vodafone Premier League points table after beating Ba 2-1 at Churchill Park, Lautoka
30 Jun 2017 11:42
Lautoka Win
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Vakatalesau returns to score Blues winner

 

The Lautoka football team registered another three points in the Vodafone Premier League points table after beating Ba 2-1 at Churchill Park, Lautoka last night.

What happened: Both sides got off to a strong start in the first 45 minutes as they were able to display entertaining attacking football. Lautoka who had the services of star strikers Osea Vakatalesau, Samuela Drudru, veteran midfielder Ilaitia Tuilau and Kolinio Sivoki played a well-structured game which kept  pressuring Ba’s defensive line.

Ba had the opportunity to score twice but were denied by the strong Lautoka defence led by goalkeeper Beniamino Mateinaqara.

Halftime: Ba 0-0 Lautoka

Lautoka had the home crowd advantage but this did not dishearten Ba as they regrouped in the second half and lifted the tempo of the game. Ba showed strong attacking skills which disrupted the home side on several occasion causing unforced errors. Ba got a penalty for their gallant effort and Narendra Rao scored.

The home side regrouped and got the equaliser in the final minutes from a corner kick which found Zibraaz Zahib who made no mistake with his attempt. The Blues maintained the pressure and scored their winning goal through Vakatalesau.

Comments: Ba manager Arvind Singh said: “I’m impressed with our young players’ performance.”

Lautoka head coach Kamal Swammy said:  “That penalty that Ba got was a mistake from Beniamino, he always make that mistake and that is what we will work on.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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