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Highlanders win for their fallen coach

Maciu Malo
Monday, July 14, 2014

NAITASIRI came out of its comfort zone to defeat a spirited Vatukoula outfit 18-13 in the Skipper Cup competition held at Theodore Park on Saturday.

The win was special for the Highalnders in a tribute for their fallen coach Eroni Vereivalu who passed away in Suva early last week.

The Highlanders played their hearts out to deny the home fans a victory.

Vatukoula manager Meli Balekinakorovatu said Naitasiri were hungry for the win.

He said his troops lost focus in the last quarter of the game enabling the Highlanders to steal the game.

"It was our game but we failed to play to the full 80-minute," said Balekinakorovatu.

"We have accepted the loss and hopefully the boys will lift their game in our next game."

Balekinakorovatu said the team is ranked 6th in the points standing and the players were focussed on maintaining their spot in the Top 8.

"We need to work hard in the remaining games and maintain our spot."

"Our aim is to challenge the Farebrother and I am hopeful the boys will deliver the goods in our remaining games."

In other Skipper Cup games, Northland thumped Tavua 21-6 in Korovou while Tailevu beat Ovalau 23-16 at Nasau Park.








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