REWA wins FIJI FACT 2011 - REWA 1 LABASA 0
DAY 5 - SEMI FINALS
Rewa has made it to the Fiji FACT finals to face Labasa in the match that is billed to be the exciting match of the tournament. Rewa who have consistently featured and won most of the tournaments in the past calendar of the Fiji Football have had the Fiji FACT title elude them to date. Varesa Toma struck in the first half and headed home Rewa’s lone goal. They beat Nadi 1 goal to nil.
In the second of the semi finals, hosts Lautoka were downsized to spectators for the finals as they lost to Labasa one goal to nil. Maciu Duanadamu sneaked past a low drive to the left hand corner of to clinch victory for the Babasiga Lions. The match had its fair share of controversies and as picked up by us – consistently mistakes in refereeing has been an eye sore in the tournament where basic rules are not adhered to and referees mock their mistakes and make jokes about it . The level of refereeing was distinguished as Peter O Leary had controlled a few games and comparatively local referees were below average in comparison. In fact what was surprising was that female referees controlled some games better with more apt and technicality then the more so called experienced ones who have a whole lot to prove in fact to themselves more than anyone else .
Despite all the draw backs, the final should be a one with lot of fast paced action and good soccer skill display. A cracker of a final as Rewa faces off with Labasa for the supremacy of the Fiji FACT crown.
Final scores - REWA 1 NADI 0 and in the second semi, LABASA 1 LAUTOKA 0 .
The finals between REWA and LABASA .
Picture by THE JET NEWSPAPER
DAY 4 UPDATES
With Rewa already qualified as the first team into the semi finals, Lautoka booked its spot in the semis with a win over Nadroga. Labasa became the runners up and Lautoka‘s opponent for the second semi. While Savusavu’s win over Suva meant a lucky entry for Nadi with just a better goal advantage over Nadroga to be the runners up of Poll 2 and face Rewa in the first of the semis.
The Rewa side will Nadi in the first of the Semis, while hosts Lautoka would be against Labasa in the second of the semi finals.
Labasa held Ba to a mil all draw cementing their position the semi and sending the defending champions back home and out of the tournament. Also Suva team lost to Savusavu and were sent packing, they had required a win to secure their semis spot.
The Fiji International selection would be announced during the presentations and also there would be the sponsorship from Shop n Save as well for the Fiji National Team for the upcoming friendlies and Pacific Games.