Blues Whip Hapless Suva

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Lau­toka handed Suva their worst de­feat of the Voda­fone Premier League sea­son with a 9-1 hu­mil­i­a­tion at Govind Park last night.

In a one-sided af­fair, the sugar city side tore Suva’s young brigade to shreds mak­ing Suva look like a side team play­ing in the big league for the first time. Even Lau­toka coach Ka­mal Swamy had enough time to sit in the grand­stand and chat with his of­fi­cials. WHAT HAP­PENED Veteran Va­le­rio Nawatu and Cyrus Singh each net­ted a goal in the first half and the signs were omi­nous that the cap­i­tal city side were in for a drub­bing. Miss­ing most of their se­nior play­ers, the younger play­ers were at the mercy of the more pol­ished Lau­toka side as they headed for the break with Lau­toka lead­ing 2-0. HALF­TIME Nawatu grabbed an­other goal in the sec­ond spell along with Singh, Josefa Dugucagi grab­bing three and one each to Leis­ari Qal­ica and goal­keeper Senirusi Bokini smash­ing home a penalty. Suva’s lone goal came from a siz­zler by Poasa Baini­valu from 40 me­tres out that caught Bokini of­f­guard. COM­MENTS: Suva coach Ravin­dra Singh was a dis­ap­pointed man with most of his se­nior play­ers not turn­ing up for train­ing. “The se­nior play­ers let us down and I was left with the younger play­ers.” “But I am build­ing them up for next year.” Lau­toka coach Ka­mal Sami said his play­ers played ac­cord­ing to plan and was happy with the win. “Suva was let down by their se­nior play­ers and we cap­i­talised on that.” Edited by Osea Bola

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