Caption: Nadroga team in action.
By ANUSHIL KUMAR
The Joseph Nand coached Nadroga side created the biggest upset in the Fiji Sun/ Skipper Tuna National Football League as they defeated league leaders Suva 2-1 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka earlier today, August 10.
Suva needed a win in order to confirm their place in the OFC Champions League next year, but their early celebration was shadowed by a strong looking Nadroga side.
Tomasi Tuicakau drew the first blood into the game mid-way in the first half giving the quiet-looking fans something to cheer for as the hosts enjoyed a 1-0 lead at the break.
The Gurjit Singh coached Capital City side came firing into the second half looking for the much needed two-goals, but it happened the other way around as Elvin Prasad increased Nadroga’s lead to 2-0.
Ravinesh Karan Singh pulled one back for the White’s, but it was too late as Nadroga registered their second win of the season, keeping their hopes alive to stay in contention for a super premier spot next season.
Winning coach Joseph was delighted with the win and said the boys followed his game plan which resulted in a positive outcome.
“The boys played according to the game plan as we tried not to play the ball in the midfield area because that’s where Suva takes advantage,” Joseph told The Jet.
“We tried to bring in an aggressive approach against Suva and that paid dividends for us.
“I was also happy with the support showed by the fans and also the dedication of players towards training.”
Suva, despite the loss, remains on top of the table with 27 points having played 11 games while Nadroga is on 7th place with 10 points as Navua remains at the bottom with 5 points.