2018 BOG: Lautoka beats Tavua in opener
20 July, 2018, 8:44 pm
/HOSTS Lautoka has made a good start to the 2018 Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants football tournament defeating Tavua 1-nil at Churchill Park on Friday, July 20th.
After a lackluster first spell which saw Samuela Drudru hit the woodworks with a beautiful strike and Tavua being disallowed a goal for offside, the second spell produced the winner.
Drudru capitalized from a beautiful Lautoka mid-field move to finish from the right hand flanks which Tavua stopper Jovilisi Borisi could not keep out.
The win sees Lautoka register three points on day one together with defending champions Rewa and Nadi.
Rewa made a flying start in the first match of the day as a brace from Sairusi Naulu helped the side beat Suva 2-1.
Rusiate Matererega grabbed a brace in Nadi’s 4-nil drubbing of Dreketi, a match in which the northerners failed to shine.
Napolioni Qasevakatini and Ratu Josefata Dugucagi were the other goal scorers in the match.
In matches tomorrow, Dreketi battles Suva at 12pm, at 2pm, Ba battles Tavua while Rewa takes on Nadi at 4pm.
In the feature match of day two, hosts Lautoka takes on Labasa at 6pm.