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Matererega Stars In Nadi Win

Striker Rusiate Matererega was the toast of the Jack’s Nadi side after scoring a dou­ble in the 4-0 drubbing of Dreketi in the 2018 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants
21 Jul 2018 10:52
Matererega Stars In Nadi Win
Jack’s Nadi Josevata Dugucagi beats Dreketi players at the Churchill Park in Lautoka on July 20, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Striker Rusiate Matererega was the toast of the Jack’s Nadi side after scoring a dou­ble in the 4-0 drubbing of Dreketi in the 2018 INKK Mobile Battle of the Giants at Churchill Park, Lau­toka yesterday.

The Bavu, Nadroga native was spot on as the Green Machine aim to win their first tournament in Lautoka.

What happened: Matererega opened the floodgates in the 7th minute through a header to beat goalkeeper Petero Tamaniabo, 1-0.

In the 37th minute Napolioni Qa­sevakatini tapped in a pass from Matererega, 2-0.

The Green Machine had the ser­vices of Afraz Ali, Ilimotama Jese, Patrick Joseph, Vereti Dickson, Jone Ralulu and Ame Votoniu.

Halftime: Nadi 2 –0 Dreketi

Dreketi continued to be outplayed as in the 58th minute Josefata Du­gucagi extended Nadi’s lead, 3-0.

In the 75th minute Matererega had the last laugh when he beat Ta­maniabo again.

Dreketi had the services of vet­erans Usaia Tadu, Akeimi Ralulu, Sisa Valesua and Daniel Dass.

Big Play: Matererega played a man of a match performance.

Star Turn: Dugucagi was in con­trol in the midfield.

Comments: Nadi coach Maxwell Thaggard said, “It is a great start and good sign to see strikers scor­ing goals. The partnership be­tween Rusi and Qase was good but more work needed.”

Dreketi coach Jitendra Nand said,

“We did not play according to plan. We need to improve drasti­cally.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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