Dunn double in Bula Boys win

June 16, 2024 6:15 pm

Thomas Dunn

The Digicel Bula Boys was in their best form as they thrashed Papua New Guinea 5-1 in their first group B pool match of the OFC Men’s Nations Cup at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

Youngsters Thomas Dunn and Nabil Begg’s combination was too much for the PNG defenders to handle.

Begg opened the scoring just after two minutes, dribbling past two defenders after a brilliant through ball from Dunn.

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However, just before half time, Navua star, Dunn, took advantage of a PNG deflection and headed the ball home in front of the goalkeeper after an impressive 40 meters run down the flank by Begg.

The Roy Krishna captained side maintained the momentum in the second half and showed their class with one-two touches, keeping possession as much as possible.

Dunn got his double and Fiji’s third for a man of the match performance in the second spell.

Thomas Dunn named the man of the Match

The tremendous pressure gave Fiji their fourth goal after Setareki Hughes’s pile driver hit a PNG player and zoomed into the back of their net.

Fiji didn’t let their fans down as they kept on putting pressure on the PNG defenders.

Captain Krishna was able to net a goal when debutant Mosese Nabose delivered a quality ball and Fiji’s wonder boy made no mistake in front of the goal mouth.

PNG pulled one back in the last quarter of the match through Tommy Semmy.

Fiji will now play Samoa on Wednesday at 7pm.

Samoa lost 2-nil to Tahiti in its first match.