Hughes Put Suva into Fi­nal

Fiji Sun - - Sport - Edited by Osea Bola JUS­TINE MAN­NAN

Kasabias Suva will pro­ceed to the fi­nal of the Voda­fone Fi­jian FACT to­day af­ter edg­ing Rewa 1-0 at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nau­sori last night. Suva drew first blood in the 7th minute af­ter a per­fect vol­ley from Setareki Hughes. The game slowed down as it be­gan to rain mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble for the play­ers to con­trol the ball. Rewa al­lowed Suva too many chances to take shots at goal as their de­fence was weak.

Half­time: Rewa 0-1 Suva

Rewa set­tled down in the sec­ond spell, how­ever ba­sic mis­takes pre­vented them from scor­ing. Luck was not on Rewa’s side as nu­mer­ous at­tempts at goal proved fu­tile. Suva spent most of the sec­ond half de­fend­ing. Rewa had a chance to score but Josateki Ta­mudu’s kick went straight into the hands of Suva goal­keeper Be­naminio Mateinaqara. Te­vita Waranaivalu set up Iosefo Verevou but he could not find the mark. Big Play: Suva de­fended well in the sec­ond half.

Star Turn: Setareki Hughes was the star for the Suva side.

Com­ments

Rewa coach Marika Rodu: The boys were tired from last week but it was a good game.”

Suva coach Gur­jit Singh: “I think the play­ers did very well, they kept fight­ing un­til the very end. It was quite dif­fi­cult but they did it and we have to be very care­ful as we go into the fi­nal against Nadi.”

Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

Ac­tion from the Suva-Rewa match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nau­sori last night.

Photo: Paulini Rat­u­lailai

Ac­tion from the Suva-Rewa match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nau­sori last night.

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