Fiji Time: 3:07 PM on Sunday 23 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Macuata goes down fighting

Serafina Silaitoga
Sunday, July 06, 2014

DESPITE their loss, the boys of Caumatalevu did the home crowd proud as they stacked up points in the second half against Northland.

The defeat of 21-32 never deterred the Macuata team from touching down more tries — even in the last few minutes of the match.

And Macuata's Meli Vula's perfect kicks to covert the three tries was an added bonus for the 4000 supporters at Subrail Park in Labasa.

However, the strong defence and consistency play by the boys of Northland remained supreme.

Northland's Tikilaci Veibau opened the match with a penalty kick followed by Vilimoni Malorua's first converted try putting them to a lead of 10-0.

Northland scored three unconverted tries and two converted tries with a penalty kick while Macuata touched down three converted tries.

Northland coach Watisoni Ratulevu said his team gave away opportunities in the second half.

"We could have had more scores in the second half but the boys gave away those chances. But they played very well and I am proud of the boys," he said.

"Macuata was not an easy team as well as they picked up in the second half. They are a good team and they should continue to keep up the good game."

But Macuata's coach Sireli Vesikuru had hoped for better results.

"We wanted to win this game but we lost. There are more games to play and we will not lose hope and continue to focus on the positive achievements," he said.

"Our boys need to work on their defence and that is something we will do this week before we take on Nadi."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death probe
  2. Times online uploads moved to 10am
  3. Love conquers all
  4. LTA warns on permits
  5. More nurses needed
  6. Ruci captures award
  7. Hotel staff clean up foreshore
  8. Fiji to lead .5 degree challenge
  9. Couple give books to cyclone-ravaged schools
  10. EU ready to help

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. Rugby offer Monday (17 Oct)
  7. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  8. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  9. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  10. My heart cries out Monday (17 Oct)