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Smith double helps Fiji HPU down Australian Country

Emoni Narawa
Friday, December 20, 2013

A BRACE of goals from Hector Smith Jr helped the Fiji High Performance Unit team beat the visiting Australian Country side 2-1 at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday.

Heavy rain in the final 10 minutes of the game was a blessing for the visitors because it affected Fiji's performance and resulted in a goal as Australia bounced back after trailing 0-2 in the final quarter.

Smith gave Fiji an early 1-0 lead before following it up with another from a Leevan Dutta pass in which he easily slotted after edging past the opposition goalkeeper.

Fiji did not have much possession but capitalised on its opportunities.

The Fiji HPU side has a challenge of maintaining its consistency in today's return match.