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Suva down spirited Navua

Locked 2-2 at full time, Rabo led by example and netted the match winning goal on the 91st minute that saw Suva maintain their unbeaten run in the competition.
Gurjit Singh, the Suva head coach said he had expected a strong performance from Navua.
“I knew Navua would come out strong and so we had to have the right mindset to anticipate their strength. It was a very close win and we barely edged them. There were some silly mistakes that we’ll have to work on but I’m satisfied,” Singh told Sunsports.
Navua had made their intentions known early as Marika Waqanibau scored the opening goal on the 31st minute but the celebrations may have started a bit early as Suva regrouped and Nickel Chand equalised a minute later.
With the half time score being 1-1 an interesting second half awaited the patrons.
League leaders Suva gained the lead in the 69th minute as former Navua rep Inia Boko handed his new side the lead.
Navua were not out of the contest by any means as Vineet Chand equalised on the 77th minute.
Neither side wanted to settle for second best but experienced Rabo had the final say.
“A lack of concentration in the final minutes made the difference and gave the game to Suva but the Navua team has shown massive improvement,” Navua coach Mohammed Shafil said.
Navua remains on the bottom of the league standings while Suva maintains its lead on top with 24 points.
Nadi after their 2-1 win over Ba is second with 18 points.
View League Standings.

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