By SHALENDRA PRASAD
Sunday, February 3, 2013. (7.50pm). Nadi continues to enjoy the top spot in the Fiji Sun / GP Batteries National League series with 13 points while Ba is now trailing closely behind with 12 points after thrashing Tavua 5-1 earlier today.
In the battle of the two cities today, Lautoka and Suva were locked at 3-3 which has effectively denied Suva sharing the second spot in the ladder with Ba.
If Suva had won today’s match, the side would have been locked in the second spot with Ba with 12-points each but the baby blues have been successful in their campaign against the whites by denying them the second spot.
The capital side now remains locked ten points even though the side had a good opportunity to lead the table this weekend having played two games on western soil. The side failed to win both the games (against Nadi yesterday and Lautoka today) and it will be interesting to see what plan champion coach Gurjit Singh comes up with for their next outing.
Until the next round of games, its the “GREEN MACHINES” all the way.
Standings as at 03.02.13
Fiji Sun ? G P Batteries National Football League 2013 (03/02/13)
Full Time: Tavua (U21) 0 Ba (U21) 13
Ba U21 Caution: Sakraia Naisua (23?)
Ba U21 Goals: Senirusi Bokini (46?), Sakaraia Naisua (38?)(50?)(71?)(85?), Praneel Naidu (70?), Dhiraj Kumar (57?)(62?), Saula Waqa Matayalo (76?), Manasa Junior Nawakula (30?), (75?), Jone Salauneune (16?), (44?)
Full Time: Vatukoula 0 Tailevu Naitasiri 4
Vatukoula Caution: Epeneri Bai (44?)
Tailevu Naitasiri Caution: Josaia Ratu (42?), Kaliova Tivulu (53?)
Tailevu Naitasiri Goals: Jale Vota (23?), (25?), (59?), (69?)
Full Time: Tavua 1 Ba 5
Tavua Goal: Saula Matarai (6?)
Ba Goal: Maveliko Nakama (4?), (5?), (24?), Marika Robanakadavu (62?), Malakai Tiwa (83?)
Full Time: Rakiraki 0 Lami 2
Rakiraki Caution: Setoki Qauqau (8?), Rovin Vikash (45?), Sumeet Krishna (55?)
Rakiraki Sent-off: Sumeet Krishna (55?)
Lami Goal: Amit Singh (34?), Sailasa Vosaicake (37?)
Lami Caution: Vinesh Lal (23?), Daniel Dass (89?)
Full Time: Lautoka 3 Suva 3
Lautoka Goal: Zibraaz Sahib (6?), Dave Radrigai (41?), Kenneth Oneyma (62?)
Lautoka Caution: Arvindra Naidu (38?),
Suva Goal: Sanni Issa (8?),(66?), Ravnesh K Singh (44?)
Suva Caution: James Mckay (76?)
Fiji Football Association