December 03, 2021
Labasa remains unbeaten in the Digicel Premier League after defeating Navua 2-1 in their Round 12 fixture at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tonight.
Veteran midfielder Taniela Waqa displayed a man of the match performance and guided the new-look Babasiga Lions well.
He set up the first goal in the 12th minute through a free-kick which was headed in by striker Siotame Kubu.
Labasa led 1-0 at halftime and Waqa netted the second goal in the 59th minute with a brilliant free-kick from outside the box which gave young Navua goalie Jayshneel Sivan no chance at all.
Navua got a consolation goal late in the match through replacement Alfred Ali.
Labasa now has 15 points after playing 9 matches while Navua remains at the bottom of the table with 5 points after 11 games.
Labasa will meet Esy Kool Nadi next at 1pm on Sunday at the ANZ Stadium while Navua will travel to Churchill Park on Sunday to face Online IT Solutions Ba at 3pm.
Labasa- Akuila Mateisuva (C), Iliesa Lino, Sekove Naivakananumi, Marlon Tahioa (Rajiv Sharma), Siotame Kubu, Jone Naraba (Rohan Nath), Ratu Apenisa Anare (Pawan Singh), Ilisoni Logaivou, Lekima Gonerau (Sikeli Ratucava), Ilaisa Nayasi, Taniela Waqa.
Navua- Jayshneel Sivan, Zainal Ali, Patrick Taroga (Alfred Ali), Thomas Dunn, Monit Chand, Arami Manumanubai (Kritesh Prasad), Vineet Chand (C), Netani Doli, Isake Naduvu, Vinal Prasad (Mosese Balenagaga), Matthew Charitar.
By Reginald Chandar