19th November 01:11 AM
Lautoka on track to retain BOG title
By Nitesh Raniga, Dhanjay Deo and Nirupa Siwan
Friday 14/07/2017
Action from the Lautoka vs Dreketi match.

The defending champions of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants, Lautoka are on track to retain their title after thrashing Dreketi 5‑1 in the second pool match at Subrail Park.

Samuela Drudru managed to break the deadlock in the 14th minute of the first half through a Osea Vakatalesau rebound to give the Blues a 1‑0 lead till the breather.

Valerio Nawatu made it 2‑0 in the 6th minute of the second half as Osea Vakatalesau increased their lead 9 minutes later.

Mohammed Sazil came in the second half and scored the 4th goal for the Blues to make it 4‑0.

Dreketi's Ashneel Raju scored a consolation goal after beating Lautoka defender Ilaitia Tuilau in the 25th minute of the second half.

The northerners scored an own goal in the dying stages of the match to give Lautoka a 5‑1 win.

Lautoka soccer coach Kamal Swamy says that everything went according to their game plan and he is asking Lautoka supporters to keep supporting the team.

Meanwhile, Nadi kicked off their Inkk Mobile BOG on a high after beating Rakiraki 3-0 in the first pool match.

Elvin Prasad opened the scoring in the 36th minute of the first half through a powerful drive from inside the Rakiraki penalty box.

Nadi led 1-0 till the breather.

Nadi came back strongly in the second half and scored two quick goals in the 11th minute and 13th minute through Ratu Josefata Dugucagi and Rusiate Matarerega.

Assistant national coach Yogendra Dutt, who is assisting the Nadi soccer team, says it's good for Nadi to score three goals.

Ba is currently playing Rewa and both teams are locked nil‑all.

The final match of the day will be between host Labasa and Suva at 7.30pm and you can catch the live commentaries of both matches on our sister station, Radio Sargam.

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