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2018 Vodafone Premier League Review Week 1

Nadi 3 – 1 Ba
The match of the round lived up to expectations despite the heavy downpour which led to heavy underfoot conditions.
Napolioni Qasevakatini was in form and got his first of two goals in the 18th minute to put Nadi up 1-nil.
The striker grabbed in second five minutes from half-time as the Jetsetters enjoyed a comfortable 2-nil lead at half-time.
Ba pushed forward in the second spell and Samuela Nabenia pulled one back in the 79th minute after a mistake from the Nadi defense.
Ame Votoniu sealed the win for the hosts on the 90th minute mark to give Nadi a winning start to this year’s competition.
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Rewa 2-3 Suva
Rewa hosted Suva at Nausori’s Ratu Cakobau in a clash of the neighbors.
Bruce Hughes was on fire against his former club and got the first goal in the 17th minute to give Suva the lead.
Kaliova Tivulu doubled the capital city side’s lead in the 39th minute.
Rewa’s Jonetani Buksh gave some hope to the fans as he pulled one back with a classy finish in first half stoppage time.
Bruce’s elder brother, and team captain Setareki Hughes sealed the win for the whites with a solo effort from outside the box.
Tevita Waranivalu gained some respect back for the Delta Tigers with their second goal in the 87th minute.
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Lautoka 5-1 Tavua
Former Labasa marksman Chrsitopher Wasasala was once again in top form for Lautoka as he struck in the 12th minute to give his side an early lead against newcomers Tavua.
Tavua shocked the hosts with an equalizer in the 27th minute through Manasa Drua.
The teams rested locked 1-all at half-time.
Experience proved to be a crucial factor as the Blues scored four unanswered goals through Wasasala, Praneel NaiduSiotame Kubu and Samuela Drudru.

VPL Player Points Table Week One

Suva-Rewa
Ivan Kumar – Suva 3
Vuniuci Tikomaimereke – Rewa 2
Sahil Dave- Suva 1

Ba-Nadi
Napolioni Qasevakatini- Nadi 3
Rusiate Matererega- Nadi 2
Avinesh Swamy- Ba 1

Lautoka-Tavua
Christopher Wasasala- Lautoka 3
Kolinio Sivoki- Lautoka 2
Semi Vakatalai- Tavua 1

Points Table
Ivan Kumar – Suva 3
Napolioni Qasevakatini- Nadi 3
Christopher Wasasala- Lautoka 3
Kolinio Sivoki- Lautoka 2
Rusiate Matererega- Nadi 2
Vuniuci Tikomaimereke – Rewa 2
Sahil Dave- Suva 1
Avinesh Swamy- Ba 1
Semi Vakatalai- Tavua 1

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