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Naisua Strikes

At the 46th minute Nadi equalised through a Avinesh Suwamy pile driver.
07 Sep 2020 14:10
Naisua Strikes
Nadi striker Sakarai Naisua (20) challenges Lautoka’s Epeli Leiroti during the Vodafone Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park, Nadi on September 6, 2020 . Photo: Fiji FA Media

Nailaga, Ba native Sakaraia Naisua was the toast of the Nadi football side by scoring their winning goal as they beat Lautoka 3-2 in the Vodafone Premier League clash at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, yesterday.

What happened: Lautoka started well and took the lead in the 17th minute through a Sitiveni Cavuilagi goal.

Halftime: Lautoka 1-0 Nadi

At the 46th minute Nadi equalised through a Avinesh Suwamy pile driver.

But the Blues regained the lead in the 70th minute when Samuela Gavo slotted in their second goal.

It was then all Nadi as striker Rusiate Matererega levelled the scores at 2-2 in the 78th minute. The hosts continued on the pressure before Naisua slammed in the winning goal.

Comments: Nadi coach Kamal Swamy said: “It was a great achievement as we lost to them in the first round. It was a tough game but we managed to win and it was a positive sign for us.:

Line-up

Nadi: Vereti Dickson, Vuniuci Tikoimereke, William Valentine, Rusiate Matererega, Jeshal Kumar, Ame Votoniu, Christopher Kumar, Avinesh Suwamy, Serevi Waqa, Sakaraia Naisua, Afraz Ali

Lautoka: Viliame Tabucala, Sekove Finau, Zibraaz Sahib, Kolinio Sivoki, Epeli Leiroti, Dave Radrigai, Malakai Rakula, Raj Pillay, Shivnil Chand, Muni Naidu, Sitiveni Cavuilagi

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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