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Lautoka eyes must win game

Maciu Malo
Saturday, June 21, 2014

THE Skipper Tuna Cup encounter against Northland this afternoon is a must-win game for Lautoka, says team secretary Salesi Vulakoro.

He said the Maroons needed a win to lift their standing from the bottom-end of the points table.

Vulakoro said the Sugar City boys had prepared well for the game and the onus was on the players to deliver the goods for their home fans.

"This is a must-win game for us," he said.

"The boys know the significance of this game and we need a win to better our standings in the points table.

"The morale is high at training and we are looking for a good outing against Northland."

Vulakoro said some new appointments made to the team management over the past few days lifted the morale of the players.

He said union chairman Osea Naiqamu had volunteered to manage the side after their dismal performance in their previous games.

"Some changes into the management team has bolstered the morale of the players this weekend."

"We have brought our former manager back and he had settled some of the issues concerning the players.

"The boys are looking forward for the game."

Vulakoro said Northland would be a tough nut to crack.

"We respect Northland and we know that they also want to win," he said.

Lautoka which has lost four key players to Namosi this season will also miss the services of former Flying Fijians halfback Kelemedi Bola.

But Vulakoro has faith in the new-looked team that they would do wonders for their home fans.

The game kicks-off at Lautoka's Churchill Park, 3pm.








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