Lautoka through to the semifinals
May 27, 2018 5:00 am
Nadi’s Rusiate Matererega scored three goals to help his side defeat Suva 3-2 in the Vodafone Fiji FACT underway at Nausori’s Ratu Cakobau.
Both teams were locked nil-all at halftime.
Matererega took Nadi into the lead scoring in the 54th minute before Suva’s Ame Votaniu replied with their first goal to level the score at 1-all in 57th minute.
Matererega responded with another score to double Nadi’s advantage in the 59th minute.
Suva’s Tevita Waranivalu followed suit to level the score line 2-all in the 73rd minute of play.
Nadi didn’t want to settle for a draw forcing Matarerega to score the winning goal in the 78th minute of play to book a place in the semifinal.
Matererega says it was through God that helped him scored goals.
“I thank the Almighty because he’s the pillar of my strength. It feels good to score because the team needed me in this kind of situation so we have to score goal and qualify to the semis.”
Rewa is now playing Labasa in the last pool match.
Meanwhile the semi-finalists are Labasa, Rewa, Nadi and Lautoka.