November 19, 2022
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Ba thumps  Naitasiri, into semis

Ba is the first team to qualify to the semifinals of the Digicel Womenís Inter District Championship (IDC) after thrashing Tailevu Naitasiri 7-nil in their second Group B match at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori today.
Both teams tussled hard as Tailevu Naitasiri had the urgency to hold Ba till 30 minutes before national midfielder Koleta Likuculacula broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute from a wide range.
Three minutes later Sisilia Kuladina doubled their lead following a through pass from Annette Nainima which left Tailevu Naitasiri goalkeeper Rosalain Sarapina stunned.
Naitasiri tried hard to bounce back in the match through Veronika Maria, Viniana Buke and Timaima Ana but they could not go past experienced Ba goalkeeper Meresini Waqali.
Minutes before the half time, young Elesi Tabunase took full advantage of a defensive blunder and placed the ball into an empty net for a 3-nil impressive lead at the break.
Early in the second spell Ba made two changes, putting Lavenia Nairoqo and Narieta Leba in place of Sereana Naweni and Annette Nainima to apply more pressure up front.
A foul by Naitasiriís Kasanita Tabua on Baís Kinisimere Ravai saw the women-in-black awarded a penalty which was beautifully taken by Kulas star Angeline Rekha who made no mistake in her powerful shot and gave the side 4-nil lead.
Ba kept Naitasiri goalkeeper at bay with three more consolation goals from substitutes Nairoqo, Leba and Captain Luisa Tamanitoakula sealed the victory.
Ba now has 6 points and will play newcomers Nadi women in their last Pool match at 3.30 pm tomorrow.
The teams:
Ba: Meresini Waqali (GK), Koleta Likuculacula, Elesi Tabunase, Evivi Buka, Lusia Tamanitoakula ©, Titilia Waqabaca, Sisilia Kuladina, Kinisimere Ravai, Angeline Rekha, Sereana Naweni, Annette Nainima
Tailevu Naitasiri: Rosalain Sarapina (GK), Veronika Maria, Viniana Buke, Timaima Ana, Vani Bainivalu, Saceieli Seutobo, Adi nanise Ginavilakeba, Kasanita Tabua, Mereani Laqere, Ana Nakauvukivaki, Ana Sigatbu
By Romeka Romena†


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