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Navua registers first point in DPL

March 14, 2021 4:49 pm

Neither Labasa nor Navua football could secure maximum points in their Digicel Premier League match at the Uprising Sports Centre today.

This is after the teams ended the high-tempo match to a nil-all draw.

The rainy weather condition could be a factor eventuating to the end result but it did not stop the two teams from showcasing good football.

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Both teams created various opportunities in the first half but none could get pass their solid defense on either side of the pitch.

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It wasn’t any different in the second half of the match but the visitors looked more hungry for a win.

Attempts by Ashnil Raju and Marlon Tahioa went in vain as they failed to execute a perfect finish.

The Babasiga Lions could’ve got the win with a goal by Siotame Kubu but was unfortunately called for an off-side.

Kubu again attempted for goal with a diving header but the ball went too far above the net.

Navua coach Amit Prakash says the team achieved what they had planned.

“Taking into consideration that Labasa is the CvC champ so we had a plan coming into this match and our boys played according to that. We lost last week so we needed a point so we did it.”

Labasa coach Ravneel Pratap says they will take result but more needs to be addressed.

“First of all, I like to thank the God Almighty for the game today and hats off to Navua for holding us at their home ground. I’m proud of the boys, they played according to the game plan but only the goals were not there. We created a lot of chances, one-on-one we missed some, two to three balls came out of the post and the bar so I’m really happy of the performance but we need to work hard in all aspects of the game come next week.”

[Source: Fiji Football]

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