TITLE holders Navy have secured a spot in the Fiji Bitter Escott Shield semi-finals after thrashing Fire 37-20 in the quarter-finals at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.
Fire started strongly and scored a try to hold Navy 13-all at halftime.
But in the second half Navy started to open up the game and scored four tries to book themselves a semi-final berth.
The win for Navy means they now face DHL Raiwaqa next week.
Raiwaqa defeated Nabua 12-10 in the feature match.
Both teams had scored two tries apiece but the reliable boots of Rusiate Uluimoala saw Raiwaqa edge Nabua.
Raiwaqa scored the first try to lead 5-0 at halftime.
Nabua started the second half strongly and score two unconverted tries to lead 10-5 with only three minutes to play.
A break by Joni Uluimoala from deep inside his half ended with a penalty awarded to Raiwaqa five metres from the Nabua line.
After four unsuccessful attempts the Raiwaqa forwards managed to barge their way through to score their second try.
Rusi Uluimoala added the winning points from the conversion.
In the other quarter-finals, Covenant Brothers defeated Army 21-18 while Police came from behind to beat Lomaviti 20-17.
Lomaiviti, with former national sevens wing Marika Vunibaka had the game in the bag leading 17-15 with only a few minutes left.
But while on attack inside the Police territory Lomaiviti lost possession and allowed Police to run through to score the winning try.
Police will face Covenant Brothers in the second Fiji Bitter Escott Shield semi-final.