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Vatureba leads Namataku to title defence

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NAMATAKU successfully defended the Kumar Shield Challenge with a commanding 39-24 win over Service in the Navosa Netball Association competition on Saturday.

Led by former Fiji rep Elenoa Vatureba the defending champion held the upper hand with a 7-6 lead in the first quarter.

By half-time Namataku opened a 16-11 lead which they stretched to 28-17 by the third quarter and eventually won 39-24.

District reps Litia Vatureba, Unaisi Qivi and Luisa Bula also featured for Namataku while Service had the services of Liviana Tora, Anei Kunagudru, and Luisa Adimaiwai.

Association president Judy Kumar said Namataku would face Parkers in the quarter-final next week while Viti Mining would play Natuatuacoko, Greenman would take on Nasaunivalu I and Service would be up against Keiyasi Blues.

In the bottom four matches, Nasaunivalu II would take on Water Lilly and Saints would play Henibua while Salad Bowl would be up against Nasaunivalu in the men's competition.

"All teams are to be on time and also quarter-finals will be played in four quarters of 15 minutes," Kumar said.

"Semi-finals and finals will be played on August 2 at Vatureba Park."

Results: Greenman 16 Service 17, Namataku 16 Natuatuacoko 16, Greenman 8 Parkers 6, Service 14 Koronamaya 20, Greenman 14 Namataku 17, Viti Mining I 5 Service 16, Water Lilly 12 Nasaunivalu 23, Saints 19 Nasaunivalu 11; Mixed Grade: Service 19 Nasaunivalu 15, Namataku 26 Greenman 24, Koronamaya 19 Parkers 18


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