Ba 2-1 Suva

# This was Ba’s 21st appearance in the CVC and one again they proved to be champions in the series, which has somewhat become their property.#The Shalen Lal coached 4R Electrical Ba sided started the match with a mission, bombarding the Suva defense and in the 17th minute defender Josevata Neibuli opened the scoring when he powered in a 40 yarder shot that caught Suva goalkeeper Uliasi Tamanisau flatfooted.#Avinesh Waran Swamy as usual had a good outing in the midfield and in the 26th minute after receiving a neat pass from Praneel Naidu,Swamy slotted a power full shot to extend Ba’s lead.#The Men-in Black displayed good control and were impressive in their passing game that frustrated the Suva defence.#FASTkil Suva side failed to find their rhythm giving Ba the chance to showcase their talent and combination and went into the breather down by two goals.#In the second spell the Capital City side regrouped and applied pressure on Ba and in the 83rd minute referee Dina Mani awarded a penalty to Suva after striker Emori Ragata was brought down by Ba defender Remeuru Takiata inside the box.#Replacement Suva forward Shail Dave stood up and scored from the spot to make it 2-1.#Both teams had their chances in the second spell but the poor finishing prevented them from scoring, leaving the scoreline 2-1 in favour of the hosts.#Suva coach Gurjit Singh said it was a good win for Ba and I congratulate them for their win.#“I think the 40 yarder goal that scored so early made a difference and the goals that scored last week really counted for them.”#“I knew scoring three goals against Ba in front of their home crowd and under this hot sunny condition here was really difficult.”#“We played really well in second half and scored a goal but unfortunately we were unable to score more goals.”# #”We will go back and focus on the national league games and try and improve on the weaknesses we committed, “added Singh.#Ba coach Shalen Lal praised his boys for the wonderful performance and dedicated the win to hardworking players and families.#“I think the hard work by the players has really paid and they deserve the win.”#“The players stuck to the game plan as they worked hard on key things during training, “said former Ba rep.#“#We had some difficulties in the goalkeeping area but it was resolved and hats off to Epeli Codro for a gallant performance.#Ba side earned itself $5000, while Suva received $2500#Avikash Chand#Fiji FA Media

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