FIJI's chance of a win against Bangladesh in the Hero World League Round 2 was very high when they were one goal behind 2-3 at half-time.
Jerome Edwards scored the first with a very smart piece of work down the right, lifting the ball in from a narrow angle.
Adrian Smith scored his second of the competition for 3-2 at half-time.
Player of the match Bangladesh's defender Mohammed Mammur Rahman, whose four goals finally dashed Fiji's hope of a win, said the team that play against them was a totally different team.
"We thought that the team was easy to beat, we didn't really play well during the first half," Rahman said
"This team is very strong and different from the team that was playing in the tournament, they were not easy."
In the second half, the Bangladesh side realised that the only way to win against Fiji was to score from penalty corners.
'We needed penalty corners to win," said Rahman.
Rahman's first flick made it 4-2 but, again, Fiji replied this time from Alasace Smith's thumping penalty corner strike.
Rahman had three more drags in the closing 16 minutes to dash Fiji's dream while his teammate Sheikh Nannu spun home in the middle of a late goal-rush.
Adrian Smith got his second in the final minute to cap a lively performance.
National coach Hector Smith Snr said he was expecting a big score from the game.
"We just have to learn to stop giving away penalty corners," he said. Smith said his goalies Eric Niumata and Richard Eyre needed to sharpen their skills.
'I'm proud of the boys that they played their guts out but there are certain things that we need to work on."
Meanwhile, national women's team might have been winless in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 after losing their final match to Kazhakstan 0-4 but they have learnt a lot from their international exposure.
Coach Shaun Corrie said he was happy with the team's performance. He said the team played a much better performance compared to their previous games.