Fiji Time: 4:43 AM on Tuesday 24 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Maroons out to avoid relegation

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, July 25, 2014

THE Isireli Bulicokocoko- coached Lautoka team will be out to avoid the promotion-relegation when they take on Nadi during the Skipper Cup competition at Churchill Park tomorrow.

The Maroons are reeling at the bottom of the points table after a dismal season.

The side was docked five points for not travelling to Ovalau for its fixture.

In its history, the Maroons have played the promotion-relegation once in the 1980s, according to Bulicokocoko.

It is a do or die match for the Sugar City side which has seen a change in hierarchy in recent weeks. Lautoka had a hit-out with the Western Police team on Wednesday.

Bulicokocoko said they expected a tough match against their neighbours.

He said there was a lot at stake.

"We have ironed our mistakes from the loss to Vatukoula last week," the former Fiji 7s team trainer said.

"The focus has been on defence. We played against the Western Police team and scored three quick tries. They scored twice. So the weakness is in the defence. We have to make the first tackles count.

"Nadi have many enterprising players and will be quick on the counter attack. For us it is about the pride of the district and the Maroons jersey.

"We need the support of the fans to cheer the boys on in this very important match."

A win to Nadi will seal its spot in the semi-finals.

The match will kick off at 3pm.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64920.6302
JPY 56.278553.2785
GBP 0.39220.3842
EUR 0.45470.4427
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.64790.6229
USD 0.48930.4723

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Roko Tupou steps down
  2. Fiji 4 rally
  3. High hopes
  4. Ammo suspects front court
  5. NFP: Why the delay
  6. Parents raise concern, Tiko clarifies absence of teachers
  7. Champ gives thanks
  8. Vital State assistance
  9. A-G urges people to contact State
  10. Suicide attempts

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. 'On that stage' Sunday (22 Jan)
  3. Gunshot injures officer Saturday (21 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  6. Moving tributes farewell Johns Saturday (21 Jan)
  7. No refund notice illegal Sunday (22 Jan)
  8. Marriott at Momi begins recruitment Sunday (22 Jan)
  9. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  10. Kiribati grateful to Cakaudrove Tuesday (17 Jan)