THE Lambert Sarju-coached Press team defeated Service Sports 1-0 in the Lautoka Football Association local league competition at Nadovu Park yesterday.
Former Lautoka rep Taslim Rahiman was the star for the Press team after scoring the winner.
Sarju said they made a slow start. He said the players were not prepared for the club matches.
"The local league has been off for a while so the players were rusty," Sarju said.
"It is good to see the competition back on. Hopefully it will continue every week now. This will generate interest among the players."
Lautoka Football Association president Shalendra Prasad said they had finished three rounds of competition.
He said five more rounds remained.
"If the weather remains fine then we should be able to finish off the competition before the end of next month," Prasad said.
Why Worry 4 MVP United 0, Andhra FC 4 Home Boys FC 0, Babu's United 2 ASPAP Sports 0, FC Education 2 FNU Lautoka 0, Press 1 Service 0, Tomuka 1 Banaras 2, Fusion FC 2 Waiyavi Strikers 1, Naikabula Koroipita 5 MVP United 0, Why Worry 4 ASPAP Topline 0, Tuivilavila 1 FC Education 0, Andhra FC 2 Natabua FC 2, Boomerang FC 3 Burning West 4, Babu's United 1 Deshbandhu Vitogo 0, Natabua Strikers 4 FNU Lautoka 2.