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Suva Netters Dominate

Suva recorded another clean sweep in this year’s Digi­cel/Punjas National Netball Championships at the Lautoka Multipurpose Court yesterday. The Capital City netters bagged the Under-18, Major B and the Ma­jor
12 Aug 2018 10:00
Suva Netters Dominate
Nasinu netball captain Luse Kotobalavu (with the ball) during the Digicel/Punjas National Netball Championships Major A final against Suva at the Lautoka Multipurpose Court on August 11, 2018. Suva fought back to win 25-22. Photo: Peni Komaisavai

Suva recorded another clean sweep in this year’s Digi­cel/Punjas National Netball Championships at the Lautoka Multipurpose Court yesterday.

The Capital City netters bagged the Under-18, Major B and the Ma­jor A division titles.

In the Major A final they beat a star-studded Nasinu side 25-22. Nasinu fielded former Fijian Pearls wing defender Luse Kotobalavu, Episake Kahatoka and former sec­ondary schools sprinter Miriama Radiniwaimaro.

Suva coach Unaisi Rokoua said they had a tough start, trailing in all three quarters to a more experi­enced Nasinu side.

Nasinu led 8–5 in the first quarter, 14-12, 19-18 before Suva beat them in the final quarter.

“I’m really happy with the players for sticking to our game plan and playing our own game resulting in the final result,” she said.

She dedicated the win to all the players for their hard work.

“This victory is for all of them and all our supporters and to our sponsors IGA New World Super­market.”

Suva made history in recording a second clean sweep in all grades for the second consecutive year.

RESULTS

UNDER- 18: Suva Silver 36 – 3 Wai B, Naitasiri 4 – 21 Nadroga, Nasinu A 15 – 18 Lautoka 4, Suva Gold 26 – 12 Lautoka 3, Navosa 19 – 14 Nadi, Lautoka1 33 – 4 Nasinu B, Tailevu 26 – 7 Wai A; Quarterfi­nals- Suva Silver 24 – 12 Lautoka 4, Lautoka 1 30 – 9 Lautoka 3, Suva Gold 43 – 6 Tailevu, Lautoka2 38 – 12 Wai B; Semi-finals- Suva Silver 28 – 21 Lautoka 2, Lautoka1 24 – 32 Suva Gold; Final- Suva Silver 12-34 Suva Gold

MAJOR A: Suva Blue 36 – 11 Na­droga, Lautoka 2 40 – 8 Wai A, Lau­toka1 25–22 Nadi A, Suva White 36 – 11 Tailevu A; Semi-final- Suva Blue 39 – 13 Fanz 2. Lautoka1 23 – 27 Nasinu A; Final- Suva Blue 25 – 22 Nasinu A

MAJOR B: Lautoka 1 20 – 19 Suva Red, Tailevu 42 – 11 Wai B, Suva Green 38 – 8 Nadi B; Semi-final: Suva Green 26 – 14 Lautoka 1, Tai­levu B 28 – 25 Nasinu B; Final- Suva Green 32 – 21 Tailevu B

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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