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Victory for Lautoka

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, May 04, 2014

LAUTOKA made a strong comeback in the second half of their Skipper Cup match defeating Macuata 28-17 at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday.

The Westerners made a sloppy start but managed to maintain their composure when Viliame Satala Jr crossed the whitewash a few minutes after the start of the game.

Elia Tora converted the try to give Lautoka the 7-0 lead.

Macuata's Rupeni George replied with a try converted by Penaia Vakaruru to level scores 7-7.

Peni Naqiri of Lautoka ran through the Macuata defence to score their second try which was converted by Elia Tora.

Lautoka led 14-7 at halftime.

Sevina Nanuku scored another try for Macuata which was converted to again level scores 14-all.

The Northerners bagged an extra three points when Macuata was awarded a penalty.

Lautoka regrouped and bounced back with two late tries, one of which was converted.

Lautoka assistant coach Viliame Satala said even though they won, the boys did not perform their best.

"Macuata gave a good match and we thank them for it. There are still room for improvement and we will work on it in order to win the next match."

Macuata coach Sireli Vesikuru said the boys performance were better than the last match.





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