THE Gabirieli Naborisi-coached Ba team turned on a magical second half performance to edge Yasawa 29-28 in the B Division at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday to earn a spot in next weekend's semi-final.
In a game of two halves, Yasawa raced to a 25-0 lead in 30 minutes before Ba hit back with two tries to make it 25-12 at the break.
Ba dominated the second spell but Yasawa held on to a slender six point lead with 10 minutes to go.
However, two quick sinbins turned Yasawa's fortunes around with Ba's Sowani Cava touching down under the cross bar on the stroke of fulltime.
Jone Qio calmly slotted in the conversion from in front to break the hearts of the vocal Yasawa fans.
Ba coach Naborisi was elated with the result.
He said fitness played a vital factor.
"I'm really happy with how the boys played," the former national rep said.
"I would like to thank the Almighty for giving us the strength. I take my hat off to the boys as they stuck to the game plan.
"We were down at halftime and I had told them to treat this match like the final. I sent in my impact players and they did a marvellous job.
"This is my first year as coach and I have drawn up a two-year development program. If we go and win the competition then it will be a bonus."
Ba's tries were scored by Malakai Bose, Eminoni Naba, Qio and Cava. Qio kicked three conversions while Filimoni Latiarana nailed a penalty. Malolo's tries came through Penaia Soqeta, Vurabere Cinavi, Akuila Bati and Nacanieli Labalaba. Sekove Nasilisili kicked a penalty and a conversion.
Seruvi Ralulu kicked the other penalty.