DAY 3 UPDATES
The Nadroga stallions will be a force to reckon with and with 2 wins in as many games , the Gurjeet Singh coached side can pencil a spot in the semi with a win over Nadi in the next match.
Things were not going Rewa’s way as they were held to a nil all draw by a determined Tavua outfit which could have seen the games maximum points had their marksmen been on targets.
The matches continue today with Nadroga facing Nadi and then Battle of the two cities Suva and Lautoka. Following this match would be a Labasa vs Tavua and Ba vs Navua to sum up day 3 of the Fiji Fact tournament.
What way will this pools look after the end of Day 3. Will the big guns function and bring back glory and restore faith with fans is to be seen.
DAY 2 UPDATES
The Fiji FACT 2011 day 2 proved to be one of upsets. Nadroga toppled Suva 2 goals to 1 in the first game of Day 2.
The game which see sawed for both the teams and provided equal opportunities for both but Nadroga made most of its chances.
Following that game Ba took the field against Rewa and was caught at the receiving end of a 3 goals to 1 drubbing.
Labasa bounced back from their defeat at the hands of Rewa with a win over Navua. Labasa edged out Navua with a goal.
The match of day 2 was the most eagerly awaited clash between neighbours Nadi and Lautoka. Nadi drew first blood with a superb goal 6 mins into the game and were further ahead 2 goals to nil scoring a penalty. Lautoka bounced back and scored in the 29th minute and ended the first half with a goal. The final score remained 2 goals to 1 in favour of Nadi.
The tournament enters into day 3 tomorrow and Savusavu and Nadroga kick of the day’s proceedings.
DAY 1 UPDATES
The 21st FIJI FACT tournament kicked off at Churchill Park Lautoka and the opening match saw Ba being held to a nil all draw by neighbours Tavua. Ba had the defensive throttle fully depressed as Tavua mounted attacks on the Ba side.
In the second match Suva handed a defeat to Nadi as they won their first outing at the Fiji FACT with a convincing 2 nil lead.
The Rewa versus Labasa match was fiery one with Rewa playing with 10 men against a much fancied Labasa. The Delta tiger’s toast of the evening was super sub Archie Watkins who piloted home a perfect header. The slender 1 nil lead was the maximum point’s getter for the Rewa.
The final match for day 1 saw Lautoka the host take on the newly promoted Savusavu. As much as soccer pundits had predicted Savusavu to be a surprise package – they lived up to the expectations but on the wrong end as they were walloped by Lautoka 7 goals to nil.
Day 2 action continues as we will see Suva face Nadroga at 4pm in a pool 2 encounter , while Ba take on Rewa in the second match at 5.15pm . Navua makes an entry into the FACT with a clash with Labasa. The final match at 8pm sees battle of two bitter rivals and neighbours Nadi vs hosts Lautoka.
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Photo by: SHALENDRA PRASAD - THE JET NEWSPAPER