Ba ends Suva's unbeaten run in VPL
August 1, 2020 5:35 pm
Ba has ended Suva's unbeaten run in the Vodafone Premier League after winning 3-1 today.
Ba has ended Suva’s unbeaten run in the Vodafone Premier League after winning 3-1 today.
It was a slow start for both sides as they tried to find their rhythm at the Fiji FA Football Academy ground.
However, the Men in Black were awarded a penalty in the 18th minute after Suva’s defender Remueru Tekiate was fouled inside the box.
Manasa Nawakula made no mistakes as Ba took a 1 nil lead.
In the second half, Ba was a different side altogether as more of their passes connected and their defence stood tall especially with young goalkeeper Isikeli Sevanaia Jnr.
In the 60th minute, the host extended their lead through Samuel Drudru following a neat cross from Abbu Zahid.
Ten minutes later, Drudru got his double after an easy finish, beating the capital city side’s goalkeeper Beniamino Mateinaqara.
In the 83rd minute, Suva pulled one back through Sairusi Naulaubu.
Ba player Saula Waqa says the young players really stepped up in the match.
“I know it was the young boys that took on the field against the experience Suva side hats of to the young boys for abiding by the rules and the game plan that was set up by the coach I would like the boys too for the effort and hard work that paid off after the 90 minutes of football this afternoon”.
The VPL competition will now go on a break as teams will prepare for the Punjas Battle Of The Giants tournament in Lautoka which kicks off on the 7th of this month.