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9-man Suva beats Lautoka in VPL

January 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Action from the Rewa vs Nasinu match.

Nine men Suva football side defeated title holders Lautoka by 1-nil in its Vodafone Premier League clash at Churchill Park this afternoon.

Suva midfielder Meli Codro was the hero of the side as he scored the goal in the 41st minute of the second spell.

Codro was then shown the red card because of his celebration while defender Remueru Takiate was earlier given the marching orders in the first half.

Players such as Ratu Anare, Gagame Feni and Michael Boso featured for the capital city side.

Suva coach Intiaz Khan thanked his players for the wonderful effort.

“To be honest, I have no words to say but the only credit goes to the players. They have done wonders and we were sure we will be able to beat Lautoka.”

Lautoka had the services of Bong Kalo and Daniel Allan.

Blues coach Kamal Swamy says it was just not their day.

“We were unlucky and then on top of that I think our decision making was wrong, in the field players need to make right decision.”


In the match played at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori, Rewa secured its first win beating Nasinu 1-nil.

Gabby Matanasiga scored the goal for the Delta Tigers in the first half.

At Gavey Park, Nadi defeated host Tavua by 2-1.

Rahul Krishna and Nadroga import Jaishal Kumar scored the goals for the Jetsetters while Tazul Khan scored for Tavua.

Meanwhile, in the match played yesterday, Ba held Labasa 1-all at Subrail Park.

Ashnil Raju scored the goal for the Babasiga Lions while Manasa Nawakula got the equalizer for the Ba side.

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BA321031+27
NADI32018356
SUVA42024406
TAVUA420248-46
LABASA311123-14
LAUTOKA210161+53
NASINU31024403
REWA410329-73
DATE & DAYTIMEHOSTSCOREVISITORVENUE
WEEK 1
20 Jan - Sunday3:00PMLautoka6 - 0TavuaChurchill Park
WEEK 2
26 Jan - Saturday1:15PMLabasa1 - 1BaSubrail Park
27 Jan - Sunday3:00PMNasinu0 - 1RewaRatu Cakobau Park
27 Jan - Sunday3:00PMLautoka0 - 1SuvaChurchill Park
27 Jan - Sunday3:00PMTavua1 - 2NadiGarvey Park
WEEK 3
03 Feb - Sunday3:00PMRewa0 - 1LabasaRatu Cakobau Park
03 Feb - Sunday3:00PMNadi0 - 1BaPrince Charles Park
03 Feb - Sunday3:00PMTavua1 - 0SuvaGarvey Park
WEEK 4
10 Feb - Sunday1:00PMNasinu2 - 0LabasaANZ Stadium
10 Feb - Sunday3:00PMSuva0 - 1BaANZ Stadium
10 Feb - Sunday3:00PMTavua2 - 0RewaGarvey Park
WEEK 5
17 Feb - Sunday3:00PMNadi6 - 1RewaPrince Charles Park
17 Feb - Sunday3:00PMNasinu2 - 3SuvaTBC
WEEK 6
23 Feb - Saturday1:30PMLabasaVSNadiSubrail Park
24 Feb - Sunday3:00PMLautokaVSRewaChurchill Park
24 Feb - Sunday3:00PMTavuaVSNasinuGarvey Park
WEEK 7
02 Mar - Saturday1:30PMLabasaVSTavuaSubrail Park
03 Mar - Sunday3:00PMNasinuVSLautokaRatu Cakobau Park
03 Mar - Sunday3:00PMSuvaVSNadiTBC
WEEK 8
10 Mar -Sunday3:00PMRewaVSBaRatu Cakobau Park
10 Mar -Sunday3:00PMNadiVSLautokaChurchill Park
WEEK 9
15 Mar - Friday7:30PMSuvaVSLabasaTBC
15 Mar - Friday7:30PMLautokaVSBaChurchill Park
17 Mar - Sunday3:00PMLautokaVSLabasaChurchill Park
17 Mar - Sunday3:00PMNadiVSNasinuPrince Charles Park
17 Mar - Sunday3:00PMRewaVSSuvaRatu Cakobau Park
17 Mar - Sunday3:00PMTavuaVSBaGarvey Park