THE Ravinesh Kumar coached Fiji Under-20 team upset the touring Amicale FC side from Vanuatu 2-1 in a come from behind victory at the Fiji FA academy ground in Ba yesterday.
The national U20 side was down 1-0 early in the second spell but bounced back to finish the match off strongly.
Alick Maemae put the visitors 1-0 up with a cheeky penalty sending goalkeeper Tevita Koroi the wrong way.
Nadi's Rusiate Matirerega equalised with a drive from out of the box while Rewa's Setareki Hughes nodded in the winner past Amicale FC's Australia recruit Michael Rutherford.
Ilaitia Tuilau and Samuela Kautoga featured for the Vanuatu champions.
Fiji U20 coach Ravinesh Kumar said the win was a morale booster ahead of the Oceania Football Confederation U20 playoffs which starts in Lautoka next week.
He said they still had a few loose ends to tie up.
"I'm quite happy with the performance of the boys," Kumar said.
"It was wonderful how they played.
"We are improving but we still have to rectify some minor points."
"We were a little bit slack in the first half and things were not going our way. But in the second half we picked up."
"The boys seemed to be fitter. The game plan worked on the counter attack as we outnumbered the opposition."
Lautoka will face Amicale FC at Churchill Park at 7.30pm tomorrow. Entry fees will be $3 for adults and free for children under the age of 12 years.
The Fiji U20 team will face Lautoka at Churchill Park at 3pm on Sunday.
Entry will be free.