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Gutsy Dreketi Hold Lautoka

With coaches Ronil Lal and Johan Leewai away, the JIL Dreketi football team fought hard to hold Lautoka to a 0-0 draw in a Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail
18 Jun 2018 10:00
Gutsy Dreketi Hold Lautoka
JIL Dreketi held Lautoka nil all during the Vodafone Premier League at Subrail Park in Labasa on June 17,2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu

With coaches Ronil Lal and Johan Leewai away, the JIL Dreketi football team fought hard to hold Lautoka to a 0-0 draw in a Vodafone Premier League clash at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday.

“To be honest we don’t have the quality other teams have but one thing I have seen among these young players is that they have the heart and passion to play for their district,” said Dreketi coach/ player Thomas Vulivuli.

“Our coaches Ronil Lal and Johan Leewai are away. I’m here just to help and I’ve been doing it since Vodafone Fiji FACT,” the former national football midfielder said.

What happened: Dreketi missed a lot of scoring opportunities in the first half as they took the game to the Blues. The Lautoka players looked tired after having played Labasa on Saturday where they won 2-1.

But they managed to hold on with their defenders working overtime to stop Dreketi from scoring.

Comments: Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy said: “Maybe one game after another could have been the problem but we need to be prepared when we come to Labasa to play two games.

“We’ve 14 points and on equal par sharing with Suva. Our next game is against Nadi and we have to win as well.”

Dreketi coach/ player Vulivuli said: “We’ve two games this weekend against Suva and Rewa and we really need to prepare. I played during the second half to help guide the players and settled for a draw.”

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Edited by Leone Cabenatabua
Feedback:  shratika.naidu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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