Amenatave Yaconisau, Suva
‘Be modest in victory’ is the good old spirit of the ‘Red Fire’ sports, whatever it may be. That was evident after the game at Lawaqa Park as old warhorse, RKS, went down like a true champion. Marist finally got its pound of flesh. I’m sure the ‘Red Fire’ squad has gained new insights from that hard earned victory to give them a good standing against champions QVS. They have achieved something at least against a fired up RKS, but the wet conditions did not favour the herons of Delainakaikai. One can’t change the weather but play with it and that was what Marist did with its high kicks that paid dividends. Despite a last minute effort to rally attack it didn’t change the tide. We don’t have to seek the assistance of horoscopes and fortune tellers, the figures tell us that QVS will give it their best shot. God certainly helps those who help themselves and sure both sides have done the hard yards, but Marist has to improve on their tactical kicks and use hard earned possession instead of giving it away. Definitely the Marist front row was menacing stirring up so much aggression and power in their pack and that may do the damage in their game against the boys from Vulinitu who can easily be provoked to derail them from concentration. This elimination reminds me of those gangster movies where only the boss ringleader is finally left to face the good blokes. Be that as it may King David’s words in 1Chronicle 29 will always ring true that in God’s hand are strength and power. Go the Reds, conquer on.