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Shine On cries foul over loss to Lomaiviti

Maciu Malo
Saturday, July 26, 2014

KBL Shine On was stretched to the wire by a gutsy Lomaiviti outfit in the Lautoka netball club game held at Churchill Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The Lautoka club champions tried their best to deny their opponents the win but the tough challenge by the Lomaiviti netters resulted in the 21-all scoreline.

The outcome was not well received by the Shine On team officials claiming the game did not last the full 40 minutes.

Shine On coach Josivini Lagi said she would formally lodge a protest to the association on the issue.

But she urged her players to maintain their unbeaten run in the future games.

"I think maybe there was no floodlights so the officials had decided to end the game," she said.

"In the first quarter we played the full 10 minutes but in the second quarters we played for only 8 minutes likewise for the last quarter. In the third quarter we played for only 7 minutes.

"Now the focus for the team is to build on from here and try and win all our remaining games.

"We need to pile up points in our future games."

Lagi said the side would face another tough game this weekend where they would face off with heavyweight Blue Ferns.

"Blue Ferns have some experienced players while for our team, majority are school students.

"It will be a tough game but I am optimistic the girls will give their best for the game."

The club games will continue today.

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