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Semi finals confirmed

The Northpole Hotel Rentals Labasa cemented its spot after a one-all draw with Suva and lead Pool A with seven points.
Taione Kerevanua scored for the Babasiga Lions from the penalty spot in the 13th minute while Leone Damudamu equalised for the Gurjit Singh coached side in the 47th minute in the second spell.
The result sent Suva packing from the tournament with Rewa joining the Northerners from Pool A through to the semis after the Delta Tigers defeated neighbors Tailevu Naitasiri 2-0 in their final pool match.
Lautoka have secured a semifinal spot after a big 5-2 win over Nadroga in their final Pool B clash.
But the floodgates opened in the 30th minute with the boots of midfielder Arvindra Naidu and just before the end of first spell vetran
Peni Finau doubled the advantage for the Lambert Sarju coached side.
Finau scored his second and third for the Blues in the just 3 minutes from the start of second spell before striker Ratu Josefata Dugucagi made it 4-0 in the 52nd minute.
Lautoka took their feet off the pedal and allowed the Coral Coast boys to narrow the deficit.
Martin Nasova pulled one back to in the 78th minute, before Joeli Navalawa scored a brilliant goal from a header via a fine delivery from the right flank in the 84th minute to make it 4-2.
Substitute Dev Raj made it 5-2 to seal the match for Lautoka in the dying minutes of the game.
Lautoka has 6 points with 2 win and a loss and came in as runner-up from Pool B while Labasa came in as winners from Pool A with 7 points.
Meanwhile Ba striker Sameel Rao’s lone goal in the 20th minute secured the Men in Black a semi-final spot and sent the defending champions Nadi packing from the elimination rounds.
One of the highly tipped and defending champions Nadi bowed out in the pool stages after recording its second loss to Ba 0-1 in their final pool match.
The first semi-final between Labasa and Lautoka kicks-off at 4pm while Ba and Rewa facing off at 6pm.
Today’s results.
Rewa 2-0 Tailevu Naitasiri. Rewa goals: Ratu Savenaca Nakalevu 40’ and Jone Kaloutani 57’
Lautoka 5-2 Nadroga. Lautoka goals Arvindra Naidu 30’,Peni Finau(2) 42’ 47’ Ratu Josevata Dugucagi 52’ and Dev Raj 90’
Nadroga goals: Martin Nasova 78’ Jone Navalawa 84’
Labasa 1-1 Suva
Labasa goal: Taione Kerevanua 13th ‘ Suva goal Leone Damudamu 47’
Ba 1-0 Nadi
Ba goal Sameel Rao 30’
In U16 competitions Navua will face Ba in the finals after Navua beat Nadi 2-1 and Ba defeated Rewa 4-2 in the penalty kicks.
The U16 final kicks off at 1pm on Saturday.
Nadi and Rewa will play for the third/fourth position at 12pm.

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