IDC Premier division semifinalists confirmed
October 10, 2019 6:54 pm
The Labasa football team defeated Ba 1-0 to top Group A and qualify for the semifinals as the Group winners in the Courts IDC at Prince Charles Park.
The northerners showed teamwork and determination as Antonio Tuivuna scored a classic goal in the 55th minute to give Labasa the win.
Labasa just needed a draw to qualify for the semifinals but the win forced them to the top of their Group and pushed Ba to the runners-up spot.
The Babasiga Lions earned maximum points from this match and will now play Nadi in the first semifinal on Saturday at 4pm while Ba, qualifying as runners-up from Group A will face Suva in the second semifinal at 6pm.
Lautoka managed to build good goal average against Tavua thrashing them 7-3 but this was not enough to earn a semifinal spot.
Looking at Group B:
The Suva football team topped Group B after beating Rewa 2-1 to qualify for the Courts IDC semifinals.
Rewa needed a win while Suva just needed a draw to qualify but the Capital City side managed a win to qualify as Group winners.
Sairusi Nalaubu opened the account in the 66th minute to take a 1-0 lead.
The Delta Tigers came back into the game and equalised through Gabiriele Matanasiga.
Suva replied three minutes later through Gagame Feni to make sure the Whites take maximum points from their final pool match.
Nadi has qualified from that pool as runners-up after they defeated Nasinu 1-0.
The goal came from their captain Rusiate Matarerega from the penalty spot.
Looking at the Senior division, the Nadroga football team has topped its pool after holding Navua to a one-all draw.
Nadroga has advanced into the semifinals as pool winners and will face Savusavu in the second semifinal at 1.30pm on Saturday.
Navua has qualified as runners-up from that pool and will face Lami in the first semifinal at 11am on Saturday.