Semi-final target

Tavua’s Makereta Voi (9) on attack against Labasa during the Women’s Inter District Championship at the Fiji Football Association ground in Vatuwaqa yesterday. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

TAILEVU Naitasiri qualified to the semi-finals of the Vodafone Women’s Inter District Championship after defeating Navua in their Group A encounter yesterday at the Fiji Football Academy ground in Vatuwaqa.

Tailevu Naitasiri captain and coach Laisani Mataele was elated saying they had achieved the goals they set before coming into the tournament.

“We set our aims on reaching the semi-finals and we have done that.” Mataele said.

Mataele who was also named the Fiji Football Association coach of the year said she was over the moon with the win seeing that it was a development team that they brought to the championship.

“They are mostly new girls in representing Tailevu/Naitasiri and I always stress to them how important it is to work as a team and trust each other.” Mataele said they had now reset their focus before their final pool game.

“We aimed to reach the semis and now we will focus to reach the finals.”

The lone goal in the match was scored by Tailevu Naitasiri midfielder Vani Bainivalu. Meanwhile, in one of the biggest margins of the day Ba defeated Nadi 13-0.

The last pool rounds today sees Rewa vs Labasa, Navua vs Nadi, Tavua against Suva and Tailevu/Naitasiri take on defending champions Ba.

Vodafone Womens IDC Day 2 results: Tailevu Naitasiri 1 – 0 Navua, Labasa 6-1 Tavua, Suva 3 -1 Rewa, Nadi 0-13 Ba

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