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Maroons fail to spark

Maciu Malo
Sunday, July 20, 2014

VATUKOULA secured a bonus point 31-20 win over Lautoka in their Skipper Cup competition held at Theodore Park yesterday.

The Miners outclassed the Maroons scoring five tries to two as they claimed the seventh spot in the points table.

Vatukoula flyhalf Alivereti Veitokani was the toast of his team scoring two tries to deny Lautoka the victory.

Other try scorers for Vatukoula were Manoa Natorogia, Mala Bari and Joe Nitaya with the rest of the points through the boot of Veitokani.

Lautoka under the guidance of newly elected coach Sireli Bulicokocoko has dropped to the bottom end of the points table with one game to play.

Vatukoula mentor Senirusi Seruvakula was happy with the outcome but was disappointed with errors committed by his players.

"It was not what we expected, we never fully utilised our scoring opportunities," he said.

"Lapse of concentration was also our major downfall.

"There are lot of areas to work on especially in our last game against Suva next week.

"But I am happy with the bonus point win and hopefully the side will lift their game next week."

Seruvakula said the Suva game would be tough and has called on his troops to lift their performance to another level.

"We need to improve on our set pieces and forwards play because Suva will be tough upfront."

"We have time on our side to rectify our weaknesses and I am hopeful of a better outing next week."

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