THE Lautoka soccer team proved too strong for Navua winning 2-0 during their National Football League clash at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday.
Lautoka has now recorded two wins, three draws and a loss to Ba in the competition.
But it was the tough Navua defence that managed to hold the sugar city boys in the first spell.
In the second half Lautoka got their act together and striker Arvindra Naidu broke the deadlock by hammering in his team's first goal .
Barely 5 minutes later Navua's last man down misjudged a high ball and Blues striker Leisari Qalica blasted Lautoka's second goal to give them a 2 goal advantage.
Navua had many opportunities to score but lack of communication among the players and poor finishing let them down.
Navua's Apisai Smith and Lautoka's Qalica copped a yellow card each for foul play.
Lautoka coach Jerry Ladawa was satisfied with the win.
He said many Lautoka fans criticised the team's coaching panel during the start of the season.
"But now the team is improving and we are getting the dividends for the contribution from a panel of coaches," said Ladawa.
"I would like to thank the players and the support from our fellow coaches for the win."
But he was disappointed with the poor turnout of Lautoka fans at Lawaqa Park.
Former Australian Women's soccer rep Ashlighe Jeavons who was also at Lawaqa Park yesterday said both teams seemed to prefer long passes.
"The blue team looked more calmer and had more control of the game," said Jeavons who is in the country for holidays.
But she was also full of praise for the Navua defenders.
"They are very skilful."