SOLOMON Islander James Naka displayed his skills and experience by scoring the winning goal for Rewa during the Fiji Sun GB Battery National Football League fixtures at Lawaqa Park on Saturday.
A left cross from Leone Vurukania was well read by Naka who tapped it past Nadroga goalkeeper Sakeo Taganeca with less than seven minutes to full time.
After their loss to Navua last week Nadroga looked more lethal and fitter and possessed the ball most of the time.
Taganeca put on a man-of-the-match performance for Nadroga as he made several spectacular saves on thundering shots coming from the opposite side.
In the second spell both teams made many attempts at goal as the score sheet remained blank.
But it was the inaccuracy of their strikers that was most noticeable.
The scorching sun at Sigatoka also slowed the pace of the game towards the last quarter.
Rewa's experience came to the fore towards the end as they controlled the ball more.
Rewa coach Marika Rodu said they could have scored more goals but their strikers lacked the finishing.
"I had to move the midfielders upfront to help the strikers who seemed to be struggling," Rodu said.
He praised Nadroga for giving his team a tough game.
Nadroga's new coach Paul Rounds said his team played well.
"There were some injuries during the game so I have to make some positional change," Rounds said.
He said marked improvement in fitness was displayed by players during training this week.
'This is due to the assistance offered by some Nadroga rugby boys which were evident during the game," Rounds said.