Babasiga Lions on a winning spree

The Labasa football team. Picture: FFA

Labasa continued its unbeaten run in the Digicel Premier League after defeating bottom placed Navua 2-1 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Friday night.

The Babasiga Lions went into the fixture as the only team without a loss in the DPL and started strongly in rainy conditions after striker Siotame Kubu nodded in Taniela Waqa’s long drive in the 13th minute.

The visitors led 1-0 at the break. Waqa doubled Labasa’s advantage in the 59th minute. Navua managed to get a consolation goal in injury time through replacement Alfred Ali.

The result pushes Labasa into fourth position on the DPL points table ahead of Ba on goal difference.

Today in a double header at the ANZ Stadium, Labasa will take on Nadi at 1pm followed by the Suva versus Lautoka fixture at 3pm.

Also at 3pm today, Ba will host Navua at Churchill Park in Lautoka while Nadroga will play Rewa at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka.

 

Digicel Premier League Points:

Lautoka 23, Suva 17, Rewa 16, Labasa 15, Ba 15, Nadi 11, Nadroga 9, Navua 5.

 

Labasa:

Akuila Mateisuva, Iliesa Lino, Sekove Naivakananumi, Marlon Tahioa, Siotama Kubu, Jone Naraba, Ratu Apenisa Anare, Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu, Lekima Gonerau, Ilaisa Vulimaivuso, Taniela Waqa. Navua: Jaysheel Sivan, Zinal Ali, Patrick Taroga, Thomas Dunn, Monit Chand, Arami Manumanubhai, Vineet Chand, Netano Doli, Isake Naduvu, Vinal Prasad, Matthew Charitar.

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