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Blues On Song For Fiji Fact

The Lautoka football team walloped Safe Logistics Nadroga side 5-1 in their Digicel Premier League clash at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.
16 May 2022 18:54
Blues On Song For Fiji Fact
Lautoka football players and officials after their 5-1 win over Nadroga at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, on May 15, 2022. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The Lautoka football team walloped Safe Logistics Nadroga side 5-1 in their Digicel Premier League clash at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.

The big win has boosted Lautoka’s prepa­rations for this Sunday’s first round of the Digicel Fiji FACT tournament.

What happened: Lautoka probably scored the fastest goal of the DPL with Sitiveni Ca­vuilagi scoring the goal in 20 seconds. This caught the Nadroga fans by surprise as Lau­toka piled on the pressure.

They extended their lead in the 35th minute from a Sairusi Nalaubu strike.

Halftime: Nadroga 0-2 Lautoka

In the 77th minute Nadroga had a penalty but Amani Makoe’s attempt hit the uprights.

That frustrated the Nadroga players, Lau­toka went on attack.

The floodgates opened in the 86th minute when Gulam Razool made it 3-0.

Then in the 88th minute Aporosa Yada slot­ted in Lautoka’s fourth goal before Nalaubu made it 5-0 in the 92nd minute.

Against the run of play Lautoka scored an own goal, which was a consolation for the Nadroga side.

Comment: Lautoka coach Angnesh Prasad said: “This win has set the platform for the Fiji FACT.

“Also we are getting back in defending our DPL title and the message is clear to the boys. We will go back and prepare for the Fiji FACT.”

Line-ups

Nadroga: Sakeo Taganeca, Jobola Afonja, Ato Yankson, Paul Buke, Romit Narayan, Abdul Farid, Zoheb Rahim, Taniela Raubu­la, Amani Makoe, Vitilati Kautoka, Mitieli Naiviro, Isikeli Sevania, Setareki Vola, Wai­sea Tale, Semesa Sacere, Ronesh Kumar, Shyamal Narayan, Tuimasi Tuicakau, Zain Ali and Sajneel Sharma.

Lautoka: Joela Biuvanua, Epeli Leiroti, Zi­braaz Shahib, Sitiveni Cavuilagi, Aporosa Yada, Emmanuel Prakash, Muni Naidu, Sairusi Nalaubu, Sterling Vasconcellos, An­tonio Tuivuna, Junior Dekedeke, Veremo Nacedru, James Pillay, Sekove Luma, Raj Pillay, Wilson Doedoke, Robert Rabici Gu­lam Razool

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