Navua triumphs over Ba to reach Fiji FACT final

June 9, 2024 7:41 am

Thomas Dunn celebrates his goal with team mates

The Oceania Fibreglass Navua FC was on top of its game as they defeated 4r Electrical Ba FC 2-0 in the second semi-final of the Digicel Pacific Fiji FACT at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday.

Navua captain Thomas Dunn scored the first goal in the first half for a 1-0 scoreline at the breather.

The Saiyad Ali-coached side was a class of its own as they bombarded the Ba goal-mouth time and again.

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It was Rahul Krishna’s pile driver from outside the penalty box in the second half that gave Navua its second goal.

Navua will face Flick Hygiene Lautoka in the final after the Blues beat hosts Extra Supermarket Labasa 1-0 in the first semi-final through a goal from Sitiveni Cavuilagi in the 74th minute.

Cavuilagi credits the team for holding their defensive line, despite playing the home side in front of a raucous crowd.

“Thank the Almighty for giving us the strength, thank the fans for coming out in numbers, supporting the team. We know that 95% of the crowd will be Labasa fans so we came out firing and we kept it like that until the last whistle.”

The Digicel Pacific Fiji FACT final between Navua and Lautoka will kick-off at 1pm.

Prior to this, Seaqaqa will meet Bua in the President’s Cup final at 11am.