FIVE goals from Leevan Dutta helped the national men's side beat Papua New Guinea by 13-0 in the final of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) World League Round 1 yesterday.
The win cemented Fiji's spot in Round 2 of the World League that will be played in India next year.
The commanding victory has also given the national side a massive boost ahead of their Oceania Pacific Cup final against Australia Country today.
National coach Hector Smith said the scoreline did not reflect the game and there was room for improvement.
He pointed out some key areas the boys will need to work on if they want to beat the Aussies for a second time this week.
"We did not complete most of our passes and we were not quick on the counter attack," Smith said.
"That is something the Australia Country side can punish us on if we don't address it.
"The win was definitely a boost to the side but tomorrow's (today's) final will be a different game."
Fiji has not won the Oceania Pacific Cup title since its introduction in 2008 but has been in two finals in the past five years.
Smith is hoping their third time would be lucky for them this year.
"This is only the third time we are playing in the final and I would ask the boys tomorrow (today) to lay their body on the line for their country.
"We are not only representing Fiji but the other Pacific Islands."