SUVA coach Gurjeet Singh expressed disappointment after his side was held to a one-all draw by minnows Navua in the Courts Inter District Championship at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday.
Suva led 1-0 at the break through Jonas Naceva's goal but Navua equalised immediately after half time through Monit Chand.
Singh said the draw had put them in a tight situation.
"The heat factor should not be the excuse because we have been training in the West for some time," Singh said.
"It is a do or die situation for us now."
Navua coach Mohammed Shafil said their strategies worked well.
He said they were unlucky with Vinit Chand missing a golden opportunity to score.
"There is another game remaining and we need a win against Navua to qualify for the semi-final," Shafil said.
"Our boys have done well despite playing in the hot conditions which they are not used to," he added.
Nadi 1-1 Nadroga
Rusiate Matarerega rescued Nadi with a last gasp header in the one-all draw against Nadroga.
The tempo of the game lifted in the second spell after Ronald Lawrence found the opener for Nadroga.
Matarerega nodded in a corner kick in the dying stages to keep Nadi's hopes alive.
Nadroga coach Joseph Nitya Nand said they failed to sustain the pressure in the final moments.
"We should have wrapped up the game after scoring," Nand said.
"The boys need to understand the fundamentals of football."
Nadi Football Association president Navneeda Gounder said his players took the opponents lightly.
"It was a lucky escape," Gounder said.
"When Nadroga scored then our boys lifted themselves. They will have to improve on the slow start. We need to win our last game at any cost to remain in the tournament."
Nadi will play Suva at 5.30pm today.