2016 Vodafone Fiji FACT

Suva thrash Nadroga 6-0 to qualify for semis

The Suva football team thrashed the Nadroga team 6-0 to secure their spot in the semi-finals at the Vodafone Fiji FACT competition. The Capital side, after losing to Lautoka in their first pool match came back strongly and defeated hosts Labasa 1-0 yesterday and today Nadroga 6-0. The whites were to add more points to […]

Luke Nacei

June 19, 2016 8:58 pm

The Suva football team thrashed the Nadroga team 6-0 to secure their spot in the semi-finals at the Vodafone Fiji FACT competition.

Suva football team at the Vodafone Fiji FACT. (Facebook)
Suva football team at the Vodafone Fiji FACT. (Facebook)

The Capital side, after losing to Lautoka in their first pool match came back strongly and defeated hosts Labasa 1-0 yesterday and today Nadroga 6-0.

The whites were to add more points to their scoreboard to be able to secure their spot in the semi-finals with determination and confidence the side were able to achieve their goal.

Waisake Nagunigasau added the first point followed by Samuela Drudru, Nickel Chand, Joseph Turagabeci, Setareki Hughes and Sahil Dave the last.

Meanwhile, Nadi, Rewa, Suva and Labasa have determined their place in the semi-finals of the tournament.

The Jettesetters defeated Rewa 1-0, Ba edged Dreketi also to a 1-0 score.

The last match of the day saw Labasa defeating Lautoka 2-0.

Nadi will play Labasa in the first semi-final while Suva will take on neighbours Rewa in the other.

The semifinals will be played on July 2 and the final on July 3 at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

The Suva football team have upset Labasa to a 1-0 score at the end the second day of the Vodafone Fiji FACT in Labasa.

The Suva Football Team. (Facebook/Fiji Football Association)
The Suva Football Team. (Fiji Football Association)

Suva’s Mid-fielder Madhavan Gounder was able to slip through the Labasa defenders scoring his goal in the eighty-seventh minute of play.

Looking at other matches played today, Lautoka leads Pool B with six points after two wins while Labasa and Suva have three points each after a win and a loss while Nadroga has none.

Suva will have to defeat Nadroga tomorrow while Lautoka needs only a draw against Labasa to qualify for the semi-final.

Rewa defeated Dreketi 1-0, Lautoka edged Nadroga 2-1 while Ba lost to Nadi to 2-0.

Meanwhile round three of the Vodafone Fiji FACT continues tomorrow.

Jacks of Fiji Nadi and the Lautoka football team have made a powerful start at the Vodafone Fiji FACT at Subrail Park in Labasa.

Action between the Nadi and Dreketi football teams at the opening of the Vodafone Fiji FACT in Labasa earlier today. (Facebook)
Action between the Nadi and Dreketi football teams at the opening of the Vodafone Fiji FACT in Labasa earlier today. (Facebook)

However, the Ba football side came from two goals down to hold Rewa to a 2-all draw.

The blues upset Suva to a 1 nil score while the Nadi team left Dreketi with a pointless match.

In the last match of the day Advance parts and tyres Labasa beat Nadroga 2-0.

Captain Taniela Waqa scored their first goal in the 46th minute of the first half and the second goal came from Chris Wasasala extending the sides lead till the last whistle blow.

The Labasa Football team at the Vodafone Fiji FACT. (Facebook)
The Labasa Football team at the Vodafone Fiji FACT. (Facebook)

In other matches tomorrow, Rewa takes on Dreketi at 12pm, Nadroga battles Lautoka at 2pm, Nadi meets Ba at 4pm while Suva takes on Labasa at 6pm.

The Jacks of Fiji Nadi Football team will be going in as underdogs in their opening match against Dreketi tomorrow.

Jacks of Fiji Nadi Football team. (Fiji Football Associations)
Jacks of Fiji Nadi Football team. (Fiji Football Associations)

The side which failed to make the knock out stages in last year’s tournament are determined of changing their game structure this year.

Despite the mixture of young players in the team, president Navneeda Goundar says confidence is what will drive them throughout the game.

NAVNEEDA: “The team is a mixture of young players and some experienced players as well. We are not taking any team lightly, Dreketi last year was very tough and we will treat every game as our final game.”

Goundar said the team is not expected to give in their 100 percent performance this year but will try their best shot.

NAVNEEDA: “We did not camp and just did one session of training in the afternoon just because most of my players are working. We have lost five players last year and so we do not expect the team to be 100 percent good, that we are going to win because the vacums are left behind.”

“I would like to inform my supporters from Nadi that this is a very young side and if we go through its good luck but if we dont that its bad luck but we will surely try or best.”

The side plays Dreketi in their opening match at 3pm at Subrail Park tomorrow.

In other matches on Day One, Suva plays Lautoka at 3pm, Ba takes on Rewa at 5.30pm while in the last match of the day, Labasa battles Nadroga at 7.30pm.

Vodafone Fiji Fact fixtures

Friday

  • 1pm Suva vs Lautoka
  • 3pm Dreketi vs Nadi
  • 5pm Official opening
  • 5.30pm Rewa vs Ba
  • 7.30pm Labasa vs Nadroga

Saturday

  • 12pm Rewa vs Dreketi
  • 2pm Nadroga vs Lautoka
  • 4pm Nadi vs Ba
  • 6pm Suva vs Labasa

Sunday

  • 12.30pm Dreketi vs Ba
  • 2.30pm Nadroga vs Suva
  • 4.30pm Rewa vs Nadi
  • 6.30pm Labasa vs Lautoka

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