SUPER-sub Kaminieli Neiqisa booted an injury time penalty to earn Suva their first win over Naitasiri in the Farebrother Sullivan trophy challenge since 1998.
The capital city side edged Naitasiri 14-12 to retain the prized cup in a come-from-behind win at Churchill Park in Lautoka, yesterday.
Naitasiri seemed to have wrapped up the match in the final quarter leading 12-6, but Suva's 'never say die' attitude earned them an unlikely win.
Neiqisa, who had missed three penalties and a conversion earlier, defied the jeers of the big Naitasiri crowd to calmly slot over the 25 metre penalty to send the Suva players into jubilation.
However, the win wasn't sweet for Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou after his side missed many kickable penalty attempts which in fact would have sealed the match earlier.
A disappointed Ravouvou said valuable lessons had been learnt from the fixture.
He said a meeting would be held early next week to decide on the venue for the last defence against Lautoka.
Both teams were locked 6-all at half-time.
Close to 8000 fans witnessed the match.