DEFENDING champions Central College will be taking a cautious approach in the Inter-District Championship final against Labasa Muslim College (LMC) despite their earlier 2-0 win over their opposition.
Goals in the second half of the match to Laisari Qalica and Samuel Prakash at Govind Park ensured the Sigatoka Electric sponsored side remained unbeaten in the tournament.
However team captain Rusiate Mateirerega said his boys would need to lift their performance if they wanted to retain the title.
He said even though they won, their weaknesses were revealed to their opponents.
"There was lack of communication on the field, a lot of individual effort and we were very poor in our finishing," the Nadi district rep said.
"We could have scored more goals but because of poor finishing, we scored only two," he said.
"So these are some things that needs improvement as we prepare to face LMC once again tomorrow (today) and I ask the players to stay focused when playing in the final."
LMC team captain Jale Drelo said his team would be a much improved side for the final.
"We had qualified for the final and a loss would not have changed that so we let most of our reserves play and some of our key players were injured so we rested them," he said.
He advised his team to remain positive despite the loss and to concentrate on the final.
"We need to get our set pieces right and do more attacking so we can score goals because goals will win us the final," Drelo said.
LMC principal Kamlesh Prasad joined the team in camp and advised the players to put the loss behind them.
"We have returned to the IDC after more than 10 years and a win is what we seek in the final," he said.