Suva outclasses Nadroga in IDC

October 6, 2022 5:08 pm

The Suva football team bounced back with a 4-nil win against Nadroga in the second Super Premier match of day two in Courts IDC at the HFC Stadium.

The hosts could not score any goals yesterday against Navua but came back strongly with improved finishing touches.

It took the Capital City side just four minutes to break the deadlock after Azaria Soromon scored from the spot kick after a Suva player was fouled inside the penalty box.

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Coach Babs Khan says his players are finally settling down.

“Yesterday the fact was that we had eight players away, it was hard to train together for the last two weeks. We started gelling and yesterday we worked out some variations, it didn’t work for us but today it went well.”

Simione Nabenu increased their lead seven minutes later with a brilliant header from Soromon’s cross to give the Whites a 2-nil lead at the breather.

The hosts maintained their momentum and attacking tactics to score more goals in the second half through Remueru Tekiate and Peniasi Rotidara.

The Samuela Drudru-captained side could have scored more goals but some brilliant saves by Nadroga goalkeeper Sakoe Taganeca kept the 4-nil scoreline until the final whistle.

Nadroga coach Joseph Nand says that first penalty goal by Nadi, affected the player’s morale.

“We were fully prepared to win this game but I think that early penalty cost us as the players were switched off, we probably couldn’t digest that penalty because I even feel it was not a penalty but we support the referee’s decision as it is final. Suva then outplayed us with small pockets of interchange passes and that’s probably where we just went down.”


In the Senior Division match that just ended, Dreketi defeated Seaqaqa 1-nil to register its second win from two games.