Football

Lions Back

The Labasa football team recorded their first Digicel Premier League win by beating Ba 5-2 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, yesterday.
04 Apr 2022 14:45
Lions Back
Labasa’s Ilaisa Vulimainavuso defends against Ba striker Shameel Rao at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, on April 3, 2022. Labasa won 5-2. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Labasa football team recorded their first Digi­cel Premier League win by beating Ba 5-2 at Prince Charles Park, Nadi, yesterday.

Striker Siotame Kubu was the toast of the Babasiga Lions after scoring a hat-trick of goals.

What happened: Lanky Ba striker Saula Waqa put his side into the lead from a classic head­er.

It took time for Labasa to set­tle down and scored the equal­iser in the 41st minute through former Fijian Under-17 striker Frances Catarogo.

He is the son of former Labasa star striker Solomon Catarogo.

In the 45th minute Kubu rifled the ball to the back of the net.

Halftime: Ba 1-2 Labasa.

Ba came back firing and Ma­nasa Nawaikula headed in the equaliser.

Labasa kept on the pressure and Kubu made it 3-2 a few min­utes later.

In their celebrating Labasa striker Christopher Wasasala slapped Ba goalkeeper Tevita Koroi and got a red card.

Veteran Taniela Waqa nodded in Labasa’s fourth goal from a freekick.

This took the fight out of the Ba side and Kubu had the last say with another superb goal.

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