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Fiji Sun - - Weather / Tv, Movie Guide - JUS­TINE MANNAN Edited by Osea Bola Feed­back: jus­tine.mannan@fi­jisun.com.fj Nadroga: 0 SUVA

What hap­pened: Rewa won their first game in the Voda­fone Premier League af­ter beat­ing Nadroga 2-0 at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nau­sori yes­ter­day. Nadroga had a good start with good de­fence and ap­ply­ing pres­sure on Rewa. Nadroga goal­keeper Parmesh Prasad made a good saves deny­ing Rewa a chance to score. In the 29th minute, a free­kick from Epeli Saukuru con­nected well with Pe­ni­ame Drova who headed in the first goal. Nadroga were disor­gan­ised and there was no sense of di­rec­tion or ac­cu­racy. Half­time: Rewa 1-0 Nadroga Rewa could not keep their dis­ci­pline as Te­vita Waranaivalu copped a red card for a dan­ger­ous tackle while sub­sti­tute Bruce Hughes got a yel­low card for a foul on Nadroga’s Joe Naicker. In the 70th minute, Rewa was awarded a penalty but Iosefo Verevou’s shot was de­flected by the goal­keeper which was scored by Lorima Dau.

Big play: Nadroga’s Gerad Voi, Ravneet Chand and Simione Da­muni played a good game.

Star turn: Pe­ni­ame Drova and Lorima Dau were the heroes for Rewa.

Com­ments: Rewa coach Marika Rodu said: “I am happy we won be­cause we did not all train to­gether. We looked a bit disor­gan­ised on the field and the play­ers looked frus­trated as well. “Nadroga is a good young side and they re­ally put up a fight against us. “We re­ally need to go back and train to­gether and work on some of the ar­eas that need to be ti­died up.” Nadroga coach Ramesh Sharma said: “We did not fin­ish well and with the U23 reps in the Rewa team, it was dif­fi­cult to beat them. But I’m happy my play­ers got a chance to be ex­posed to his level of foot­ball.”

Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Rewa team who beat Nadroga dur­ing the Voda­fone Premier League at Ratu Cakobau Park yes­ter­day.

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