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Second half rally helps Rewa beat Lautoka on home ground

Arin Kumar
Monday, January 27, 2014

THE phrase 'it's not over till it's over' is what can be used to describe Rewa's 3-2 win over Lautoka on Saturday night.

Down 2-0 at half-time, the Delta Tigers clawed their way back into the match to register their second win from as many games in the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League competition.

Playing on their home-ground at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori, Rewa looked to be in trouble when they scored an own goal early in the match and then Dave Radrigai added another.

However, they didn't give up and a tongue-lashing from coach Marika Rodu breathed life into the Rewa team who threw everything they had at Lautoka and managed to score three unanswered goals in the second-half for the win.

Iosefo Verevou scored twice while Kelepi Qaqa scored his first goal of the season.

Rodu said it was a game of two halves where Lautoka dominated the first and Rewa controlled the second.

"We knew Lautoka were going to be tough after they had lost 2-1 to Nadroga last week," he said.

"So we prepared well for them but they came out firing and it took us a while to settle in the match.

"So at half-time I reminded the players to be patient and keep moving the ball forward and deny them possession and so we were able to score goals and win."

Lautoka coach Dennis Singh rued their missed chances saying they lost possession easily.

"We started well but then we just gave away too much possession in the second half and they made use of that," he said.

"We tried our best but the ball just didn't roll in our favour."





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