Defending champions create history in IDC
October 11, 2020 4:54 pm
The Labasa football team after winning the Courts IDC title.
The SSS Builders (NZ) Labasa football team managed to retain their Courts IDC title after beating Lautoka 2-1 in the final at the ANZ Stadium.
The Babasiga Lions, for the first time, has won the title back to back.
The Ronil Lal coached side had to come from a goal down to beat the Westerners.
Captain Zibraaz Sahib gave Blues the lead in the early second half from the penalty spot after Dave Radrigai was brought down inside the penalty box.
Labasa applied tremendous pressure and gave their all to come back into the match and they managed to level scores through Ilisoni Lolaivalu from a Taneila Waqa free-kick.
It was Ratu Anare scoring the winner in the 78th minute for the Babasiga Lions to clinch the title for the second time in a row.
The northerners walked away with $25,000 while Lautoka won $6,000 as runners-up.
The two semifinalists, Ba and Rewa were awarded $1000 each.
Labasa player Ilisoni Lolaivalu won the Golden Boot award while teammate Akuila Mateisuva was awarded the Golden Glove.
Ilisoni Lolaivalu with his Golden Boot award.
The Golden Ball award [Best Player of the Tournament] was given to Tevita Waranivalu and Fair Play team was won by Labasa.
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Meanwhile, the Senior division was won by Nadroga beating Bua 3-0 in the final.
The Stallions won $7,500 while Bua got away with $2,500 as runners-up.
The two senior division semifinalists, Tailevu/Naitasiri and Dreketi walked away with $500 each.
Bua was also named the Fair team of the tournament in the senior division while Tevita Koroi of Tailevu/Naitasiri was the Golden Glove winner.
Paula Buke of Nadroga was named the Best Player of the tournament [senior division] while Taniela Raubula won the Golden Boot award with five goals.