Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:53 PM on Wednesday 23 July

/ Front page / Sport

Northland wins in Ovalau

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, May 18, 2014

OVALAU fell short of securing the maximum point win in yesterday's Skipper Cup match against Northland after going down to the visitors 3-7 at Nasau Park.

The host led 3-0 at the break but was unable to hold on to the narrow lead after Northland managed to score a try in the final quarter of the match to win the game.

Ovalau team manager Waisea Verenadau while conceding defeat said heavy rain spoiled their game plan.

He said the players were unable to maintain composure and heavy conditions made it harder for them to execute the game plan.

"But we are learning from the games we play. To lose closely against a team like Northland is an achievement in itself," Verenadau said.

"We hope to improve on in our next game against Lautoka."

Ovalau will host the Maroons in the upcoming round of the competition and Verenadau is requesting for the usual support from their fans.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No 'free education', says party
  2. $70m plan
  3. Seasonal workers program
  4. Cutters leave fields
  5. Role of women
  6. $16k school renovation
  7. Hope for dialogue
  8. Important road links
  9. NGO plans biggest project
  10. Tourism hopes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Client rape Thursday (17 Jul)
  2. REVEALED Preachers, cops pay for sex Friday (18 Jul)
  3. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  4. Predators lure young girls online Thursday (17 Jul)
  5. Friends, quick cash the lure into prostitution Friday (18 Jul)
  6. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  8. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  9. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  10. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)