October 07, 2022
Rewa has booked its spot in the semifinals of the 2022 Courts Inter District Championship (IDC) after beating Lautoka 2-1 in their final Group B match at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva today.
The Marika Rodu coached side progresses to the last four with five points after draws against Labasa and Ba and today’s win over the Blues.
Solomon Islander Atkin Kaua and Ivan Kumar missed two good scoring chances in the opening minutes before Abbu Zahid opened Rewa’s account in the 15th minute.
Rewa’s celebration was cut-short ten minutes later when a Zibraaz Sahib attempt was spilled by goalkeeper Epeli Loaniceva.
Lautoka toiled hard in the second spell in search of the equalizer but Rewa’s defence held their own against attackers like Sakaraia Naisua, Aporosa Yada and Saula Waqa.
With Sharam Hangers Rewa already in the semis, the other team from Group B will be confirmed after the last match between defending champions Labasa and Ba at 6pm.
Rewa- Epeli Loaniceva, Peniame Drovs, Ivan Kumar (Setareki Hughes), Atkin Kaua, Jeshal Kumar, Abbu Zahid, Gabiriele Matanisiga, Madhawan Goundar, Tevita Waranaivalu (Asivorosi Rabo), Josaia Sela (Patrick Joseph), Iowane Matanisiga.
Lautoka- Joela Biuvanua, Epeli Leiroti, Zibraaz Sahib, Aporosa Yada, Edward Aaron, Muni Shivam Naidu, Gulam Razool (Afraz Ali), Saula Waqa, Antonio Tuivuna, Kolinio Sivoki, Sakaraia Naisua (Junior Dekedeke).
By Reginald Chandar