DESPITE the 23-0 win over Lautoka in the first Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy Challenge, Suva coach Salimoni Ravouvou is disappointed with the performance of his boys.
"It wasn't a very good game, I'm a bit disappointed with the performance," Ravouvou told Times Sport during the post match interview at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.
"But it's the Farebrother and a win is a win. We are happy about that."
Suva started the game strongly with powerful runs from inside centre Waisea Levula in the early stages of the match.
The Suva forward pack set the momentum. Its rolling mauls and set pieces were near perfect.
Fullback Isoa Donaldson booted the first points of the match in the 20th minute for a 3-0 lead.
Hooker Viliame Veikoso scored the opening try from a rolling maul in the 36th minute to lead 8-0.
The home team extended its lead at the stroke of halftime through a converted try to outside centre John Stewart.
Suva led 15-0 at halftime.
Donaldson struck another penalty early in the second spell. Suva led 18-0.
Lautoka had some fine moments in the game when the ball out wide. However, the Suva defence caused Lautoka to commit unforced errors.
Replacement fullback Nacani Wakaya's try sealed the game for Suva less than 50 minutes into the game.
Ravouvou said they needed to lift their game to another level.
He thanked the sponsors and supporters who braved the wet weather to support his troops.
Gracious in defeat, Lautoka coach Viliame Satala wished Suva the best in its upcoming challenges.