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Dreketi, Tavua Escape With A Draw

The Dreketi continued on their dream run in the Vodafone Premier League when they held Suva to a 1-1 draw at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday. Led by veteran defender Usaia
25 Jun 2018 10:00
Dreketi, Tavua Escape With A Draw
Tavua striker Vilitati Kautoga on attack against Lautoka on June 24, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

The Dreketi continued on their dream run in the Vodafone Premier League when they held Suva to a 1-1 draw at Subrail Park, Labasa yesterday.

Led by veteran defender Usaia Tadau, Dreketi started well with striker Anish Khem missing a few scoring opportunities.

Suva also had their moments with attempts from Bruce Hughes going wide.

In the 16th minute Dreketi pressured the Suva defence which resulted in Sakaraia Naisua scoring an own goal.

Leading 1-0 and backed by their fans Dreketi kept on the pressure but the Suva defence held on.

Suva began to settle down and in the 41st minute got their equaliser from a Kaliova Tivulu strike.

Suva coach Gurjit Singh said there are areas of their game that they need to work on.

“Although we played better than yesterday, I’m still not happy with our performance,” he said.

“A lot of work needs to be done and if we want to win games, we have to work hard.

“Defensively we need to improve, where we set up our lines coupled with the commitment of the players. That will help us in the next game.

“We did not stick to our game plan and we still have a lot of work to do to improve our performance. We had a better game in the second half.

Dreketi manager Luke Nasaro said they had several scoring opportunities but the players failed to utilise them.

“Overall, I’m impressed with the players for putting on a gutsy performance,” he added.

 

BLUES COACH DISAPPOINTED

Tavua held Lautoka to a 0-0 draw in the Vodafone Premier League match at Garvey Park, Tavua yesterday.

Tavua coach, Saroj Kumar told SUNsports yesterday that they could have done better if they made use of the many scoring opportunities that came their way.

“We have a few injury worries,” he said.

“We need them to recover before the next game. There is a lot of improvements to be done.”

Lautoka coach, Kamal Swamy said he was disappointed with the players’ performance.

“I can say that the Tavua team did pretty well despite being a young team.”

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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