Undefeated streak Over

Labasa defeated the leaders 2-1 in a tight contest which was played at ANZ Stadium in Suva.
Labasa trailed Suva 0-1 at the break as Inia Boko nailed the opening goal of the clash. The visitors were the stronger side in the second half as goals from Jesoni Takala and Christopher Wasasala was enough to end the streak.
Suva coach Gurjit Singh says mistakes proved costly for his side.
“It was a close match and we made mistakes that cost us the game in the end. We defeintely have to shape up in the next game against Nadi. We cannot afford to take any team for granted,” Singh told SUNSPORTS.
Labasa coach Bal Sanju Reddy believes the victory was perfect to avenge the Vodafone Fiji FACT semifinal loss.
“You could say its sweet revenge for the semifinal loss during the Fiji FACT. We were playing our home game away and to beat Suva on their home turf is truly an achievement.
At half time I told the boys they had the ability to beat Suva and they went out there and basically did just that,” Reddy said.
Despite the loss, Suva remains on top of the league standings with 24 points. Ba having played an extra match have moved to second place and now with 22 points.
Suva will be twice in action this weekend as they host Nadi this Friday and later travel to Lawaqa Park to face Nadroga.
In other matches last weekend, Nadi failed to gain ground in the league standings after playing to a 1-1 draw against Nadroga at Lawaqa Park. A win could have seen Nadi equal Suva’s point on top but this was not meant to be.
Shafim Buksh gave Nadi an early lead. Mohammed Taslim equalised in the 70th minute.
A 73rd minute Meli Codro goal was enough for Ba to gain three valuable national league points. The win keeps Ba in the hunt to retain the title.
“It was a tough match but I would like to thank the players for their gallant effort. We missed a lot of chances but we were in the right path,” Ba FA secretary Iliyaz Khan said.
Also on Sunday at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori , home-side Rewa edged out Navua 1-0.
The Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League continues this weekend.
Fiji Sun – Skipper Tuna National Football League 2014 – Super Premier Division
Friday 08 August 2014
ANZ Stadium, Suva

7.30pm Suva vs. Nadi

Sunday 10 August 2014
Subrail Park, Labasa

1.30pm Labasa vs. Navua

Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka
3.00pm Nadroga vs. Suva

Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori
3.00pm Rewa vs. Ba

Fiji Sun – Skipper Tuna National Football League 2014 – Premier Division

Saturday 09 August 2014

Venue -To be confirmed
3.00pm Lami vs. Nasinu

Sunday 10 August 2014

Venue -To be confirmed
3.00pm Nasinu vs. Rakiraki

Fiji Sun – Skipper Tuna National Football League 2014 – Viti Levu/Vanua Levu Playoff

Sunday 10 August 2014

Ratu Ganilau Park, Savusavu
1.30pm Savusavu vs. Tailevu Naitasiri

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