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Macuata stops Ovalau at home

Salaseini Vosamana
Sunday, June 01, 2014

Captain Sevina Nanuka scored a hatrick to help his Macuata side to its first win in the Skipper Cup competition against Ovalau at a jam-packed Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday.

It was a close encounter but the northerners proved too strong on their home ground after beating the Lomaiviti boys 31-23.

Ovalau took control of the game in the first few minutes when Isireli Qalo crossed the whitewash followed by two successful penalties from fullback, Iowane Varani.

Macuata replied with a converted try to Masi Naoma which was converted by Meli Vula.

Ovalau retaliated with another to Epeli Tamani and successfully converted by Varani.

In the second spell, Macuata's Akapusi Tulovo displayed his skilful rugby tactics when he broke through the Ovalau defence to bring their scores to 23.

Ovalau was awarded a penalty and Varani yet again successfully earned his side another three points.

The teams levelled 23-all as pressure mounted in the second half. Red cards were also dished out to players of both teams.

In the midst of the pressure, Macuata's Tulovo made a drop goal and followed by the try to Nanuku taking their points to 31-23.

Ovalau manager Waisea Verenadau said it was a good match.

He said the boys had some weaknesses they had to improve on before taking on Naitasiri.

Macuata coach Sireli Vesikuru said he was impressed with the boys' performances, saying there was still room for more improvement.








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