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Suva wins IDC title

Maciu Malo
Sunday, August 24, 2014

UNDISPUTED netball champion Suva was in top form to defeat a spirited Nasinu outfit 57-48 in the final of the Digicel Punjas Netball Championship final at Lautoka's multi-purpose court yesterday.

The Capital City girls rose to the occasion and delivered the goods when it mattered.

Player of the tournament and sharp shooter Unaisi Rauluni continued her impressive form from day one to score a massive of 31 goals in the final

Other Suva goals were shared by national reps Maria Lutua and Nina Cirikisuva as the side outclassed its opponents in a nail-biting final.

National skipper Matila Waqanidrola and Rejieli Daveua stood tall in defence against the fired-up Nasinu shooters in Afa Rusivakula, Seruwaia Vonolagi and Taraima Rara.

The tough Suva defenders forced Nasinu into errors which laid the platform for the Capital City midcourt and shooters.

Nasinu on the hand also had their moments but some basic mistakes affected their game. The side failed to make use of their scoring opportunities.

Rara who entered the game in the second half inspired her team with wonderful shots at goals but the combination and the fitness of the Suva side made the difference.

Tough defender Teimumu Moce was also one of the standout Nasinu players in the final pressuring Lutua and Cirikisuva throughout the game.

But her best was not enough to deny her opponents another title win.

Suva evergreen skipper Filo Korovulavula's experience was also vital for Suva to maintain its dominance in the sport.

She gave credit to her team- mates for their grand performance.

"Suva is always the champion side and I am glad the girls lived-up to our expectation today," the former national rep said.

"Nasinu is also a very good team, they are always tough.

Nasinu mentor Alumeci Shacks said her netters failed to utilise their possessions.

"We were tough in defence but we just failed to utilise our scoring opportunities," she said.

"The girls played to their best unfortunately we didn't make use of the possessions we had."








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