TAVUA scored two late goals in the last quarter of the match to beat Nadroga 2-0 in the Fiji Sun/G P Batteries National Football League match at Garvey Park yesterday.
Both teams were locked 0-0 until Vilitati Ratu fired home the opener in the 77th minute of play.
Four minutes later, midfielder Lovneel Pratap sealed the win for Tavua following a defensive blunder by Nadroga.
The Stallions were unable to repeat their brilliant performance against Ba three nights ago where they held the giants nil-all.
The Abraham Watkins-coached side have only themselves to blame as they looked lethargic in all facets of play.
The side was unable to inspire with the return of ace striker Archie Watkins, who is back from playing at the Oceania Nations Cup for the national side.
Tavua coach Immanuel Manu heaped praise on his young brigade, adding the players improved from their 1-3 loss to Lautoka on Saturday.
Manu said they disrupted Nadrogas game plan by stealing and keeping possession throughout the match.
"A much improved performance compared to yesterday (Saturday) from my boys. We kept possession and made use of it," the no-nonsense coach said.
"My message at half-time was to create overlaps and make more attempts at goal and that is exactly what Vilitati did to score the first goal."
Stand-in Nadroga coach Waisea Tale Sr said they were aiming for a win but things did not go according to plan.
"The biggest downfall was some of our players didnt turn up for the game. We had only one reserve player on the bench," the disappointed Tale Sr said.
"Krishneel Dutt and Ranjit Singh went to play for a religious tournament instead. This game was more important to us in the National Football League competition but these players thought otherwise."