A determined young Navua side thrashed Nadroga 5-1 at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.
Navua is now safe from promotion relegation after a fine display of football coupled with fitness and vocal support from followers.
Riding high with the promotion to the major division of their Namosi rugby team next year, their football counterparts didn't want to put their province down to face the dreaded promotion-relegation play-off.
Coach Ramulo Kaibau said the Tui Namosi, Ratu Suli Matanitobua asked the players to lift their performance.
"Those words from our paramount chief really encouraged the players and officials," said Kaiba.
"I'm happy with the overall performance from our players."
The former national soccer rep said they would be back training today for their match against Tavua this weekend at home.
While it was a good sporting weekend for the province of Namosi with both their soccer and rugby teams beaming with success, the same could not be said for Nadroga province.
On Saturday, their champion rugby side outclassed Northland for the Farebrother challenge with a big score line.
But barely 24 hours later on the same ground, their poorly organised provincial soccer team got a hiding from the opposition.
Nadroga soccer coach Abraham Watkins said the players' poor attendance at training resulted in the big scoreline against them.
"How can we expect to win if only seven players turn up for training," said Watkins.
Nadroga goalkeeper Ben Rokobaro who looked half asleep from his position allowed three simple Navua goals before half-time.
Nadroga'a coaching staff replaced Rokobaro with Levi Tawake in the second spell but still the deadly Navua strikers of Sailosi Livatalo and Inia Boko found holes in the Nadroga defence.
Nadroga will face Savusavu this weekend at Lawaqa Park.
Navua goals: Sailosi Livatalo 9'; Rajneel Chand 18'; Praneel Chand 19'; Jesoni Takala 29'; Inia Boko 44'; Navua caution: Inia Boko 70'; Navua sent off: Sailosi Livatalo 91'
Nadroga goal: Akuila Saukuru 23'; Nadroga cautions: Vikrant Sharma 53'; Luke Rawadamu 55'; Sitiveni Watkins 70'