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Lautoka Take Lead

The Viti Water Flow Lautoka football team have taken the lead on the Digicel Premier League points table. This was after striker Sairusi Nalaubu scored in their 1-0 win over
12 Apr 2021 14:55
Lautoka Take Lead
Lautoka striker Sairusi Nalaubu in head gear during water break on April 11, 2021. Photo: Fiji FA Media

The Viti Water Flow Lautoka football team have taken the lead on the Digicel Premier League points table.

This was after striker Sairusi Nalaubu scored in their 1-0 win over the Unique Rubber Stamp Suva side at Churchill Park, Lautoka, yesterday.

 

What happened: The hosts started strongly as Suva took time to adapt to the scorching heat. Continuous pressure by the Blues saw the Suva defence buckled.

In the 30th minute Nalaubu made no mistake with his attempt as they took an early lead.

Suva tried hard to score the equaliser but Lautoka goalkeeper Beniamino Mateinaqara pulled off a few spectacular saves.

 

Halftime: Lautoka 1-0 Suva.

Suva dominated play as they pressured the Lautoka defence but Mateinaqara blocked their attempts.

 

Comment: Lautoka coach Imdad Ali said: “I knew that Suva was going to come out strong. I also knew the pattern of play they would be playing. So we played good defensive football and were able to contain them.”

 

Line-up
Lautoka:– Beniamino Mateinaqara, Marika Rawasoi, Zibraaz Sahib, Afraz Ali, Sitiveni Cavuilagi, Malakai Rakula, Edward Aaron, Muni Shivam Naidu, Sairusi Nalaubu, Kolinio Sivoki, Wilson Doedoke.

Suva:– Atunaisa Naucukidi, Simione Nabenu Remueru Tekiate, Ramzam Khan, Azariah Soromon, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Joeli Ranitu, Alex Saniel, Shahil Dave, Filipe Baravilala, Laisenia Naioko.

Match officials: Referee- Veer Singh; AR1- Shanil Prasad; AR2- Suraj Prakash; Fourth official- Avinesh Narayan.

 

Digicel League Table

 

 

Feedback: salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj



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