THEY had as little as 25 to 30 per cent possession, two shots at goal but still came out victorious at the Courts Inter District Championship at Govind Park last night.
They came as underdogs with only three wins from 18 national league games but are the darlings of this meet.
Inia Boko started in a five-men midfield but later moved upfront as the lone strike to smash home an absolute peach of a goal as Navua shocked Lautoka 1-0.
For this bunch of relatively unknowns from Navua the upset wins over Labasa (3-1) on Wednesday and last night was worth the effort.
"You have just earned yourselves $2000 bonus for those two wins," ecstatic team director Pravin Chand of Fairtrade Auto said last night.
Chand together with assistance from Praveen Kumar of Pravin's Kava and Rajeev Prasad of Rajeev's Service Station Navua got this ailing side to what it is now in this tournament.
The Mohammed Shafil-coached Navua side is on its way into the playoffs.
Lambert Sarju's Lautoka simply had no answer to Navua's defensive formation.
Fiji striker Valerio Nawatu, midfield maestro Zibraaz Saheb and Arvindra Naidu were often shut out of the game.
Sarju threw on lanky Simione Tamanisau late on but Navua's counter was 17-year-old Kolinio Sivoki.
Goalkeeper Sheik Moshin and his defence of Seveci Rokotakala, Rajneel Chand, Parneel Kumar and Rohit Chand were outstanding.
"We are taking one game at a time and not getting carried away. The boys are simply loving their football and that means a lot to all Navuans," Shafil said.
Navua faces Nadroga today and a win or a draw should be enough to secure their spot in the top four.
Lautoka meets Labasa and both teams are tied on three points each.
Meanwhile in pool two clash Suva defeated Ba 1-0 to strengthen its bid for a play-off spot.