The 4R Electrical sponsored Ba side defeated Coastal Rental Nadroga 2-1 in their opening match. Nadroga found themselves in hot water as Ba piled up a 2-0 lead inside the first 15 minutes.
Tuimasi gave Ba a third minute lead. Tweleve minutes later lethal striker Osea Vakatalesau who has reunited with the Ba side scored a crucial goal.
Nadroga which secured the services of Ronald Lawrence (Tavua), Joseph Elder (Navua) and Leone Vurukania (Rewa) during the recent Fiji FA transfer and registration window settled late in the match.
Lawrence pulled one back against his former Ba side but it came a little late as Ba held on.
Vodafone Fiji FACT champions Jack’s Nadi has a lot to think about after their shock 0-1 defeat to Jedis Stationary Suva.
Former national under 23 rep Esava Naqeleca managed to score goal in the 18th minute. Capital side tightened their defence to claim three points.
Nadi faced a huge blow heading into day two of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants. Hardworking striker Uraia Loki was sent in the second half after picking up a second caution.
Loki will need to miss tomorrows match against Nadroga.
Both Nadi and Nadroga need points tomorrow to maintain their campaign when they face off 10am. Group A winners Ba and Suva will clash in other match.
Babasiga Lions fans have a lot to look forward to after their Dalip Buses sponsored Labasa side beat Crown Timber Navua via a Joseph Mishra goal.
A lot was expected from the side and given the positive start, fans are sure to back the side come day two.
Last match of the night was played between Rewa and Design Engineering Lautoka side. Rewa earned the bragging rights Iosefo Verevou’s 55th minute was enough for a 1-0 win.
Subrail Park, Labasa
Saturday 10 August 2013
Full Time: 4R Electrical (men-in-black) Ba 2 Coastal Rental Nadroga 1
Ba Caution: Tuimasi Manuca (92’)
Nadroga Caution: Peni Finau (65’)
Ba Goals: Tuimasi Manuca (3’), Osea Vakatalesau (15’)
Nadroga Goal: Ronald Lawrence (70’)
Full Time: Jack’s Nadi 0 Jedi’s Stationery Suva 1
Nadi Caution: Uraia Loki (39’)
Suva Caution: Sauela Drudru (80’)
Suva Goal: Esava Naqeleca (18’)
Sent-off: Uraia Loki
Full Time: Dalip Chand Buses Labasa 1 Crown Timber Navua 0
Labasa Caution: Koriak Upaiga (42’), Pene Erenio (61’)
Navua Caution: Abdul Mosheem (34’), Seveci Rokotakala (35’), Simione Damuni (70’)
Labasa Goal: Joseph Mishra (46’)
Full Time: Rewa 1 Design Engineering Lautoka 0
Rewa Caution: Ratu Luke Lomasalato (33’), Apisai Smith (55’), Valerio Nawatu (79’)
Lautoka Caution: Noa Vukica (21’)
Rewa Goal: Iosefo Verevou (51’)
Sent-off: Apisai Smith (73’)