Blues’ next target
23 July, 2017, 12:00 am
LAUTOKA will turn their focus on maintaining the lead in the Vodafone Premier League after losing to Nadi in the semi-final of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants yesterday.
There were a lot of expectations from the General Machinery-sponsored Blues to defend the title but came up short despite dominating possession and territory.
Nadi finally broke a two-year losing streak against their neighbours winning a penalty shootout at Churchill Park.
Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy said they created many opportunities but failed to capitalise on them.
Swamy said Nadi was a vastly improved side.
“Penalty is anybody’s game,” he said.
“We missed Osea Vakatalesau. He would have made a difference in attack.
“The pressure was on us to perform. We will now concentrate on the VPL.”
Lautoka is unbeaten after eight matches in the VPL.