Labasa spoils Lautoka’s party – FBC News

A late equalizer by Siotame Kubu spoiled Lautoka’s chances of racing clear to clinching the national league title.

Lautoka who was thought to be a win away from winning the league title was held 1-all by the Babasiga Lions at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

A foul by Labasa goalkeeper Akuila Mateisuva gave the visitors the opportunity to get on the board.

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TEAM P W D L GF GA GD POINTS
LAUTOKA 12 7 3 2 17 10 +7 24
SUVA 12 6 2 4 16 10 +6 20
REWA 12 5 4 3 16 10 +6 19
BA 11 5 3 3 16 9 +7 18
LABASA 11 3 7 2 6 4 +2 16
NADI 12 3 5 4 12 20 -8 14
NADROGA 12 1 6 5 9 17 -8 9
NAVUA 12 1 2 9 7 19 -12 5

Captain Zibraaz Sahib made no mistake from the penalty spot as he calmly slotted the goal past Mateisuva.

The northerners were on the desperate attack in the last quarter of the first half but Antonio Tuivuna and Kolinio Sivoki stood tall in defense while Beniamino Mateinaqara made some crucial saves.

The second half got off in a wet condition as rain poured down at the National Stadium.

This did not give the players of both sides a reason to slow down as they were determined to take home the win.

Labasa had plenty of opportunities but as coach Ravneel Pratap earlier stated, the players still could not find the finishing touch of their chances.

It wasn’t until the 43rd minute of the second half that the northerners got on the scoreboard through Kubu.

Lautoka also had its chances to extend its lead but Mateisuva denied them, making some clean saves.

The Blues now have 24 points from 12 matches and they need to win their last two matches or a win and a draw would help them clinch the title.

If Lautoka lose their last two matches then Suva and Ba could get a chance on the title, they both will need to win their remaining matches.

DATE & DAY TIME HOST SCORE VISITOR VENUE
Round 13
10 Dec – Friday 7:00PM Labasa 1 – 1 Lautoka ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 2:00PM Rewa Ba ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 4:00PM Labasa Suva ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi Navua Prince Charles Park
12 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga Lautoka Lawaqa Park
Round 12
03 Dec – Friday 7:00PM Labasa 2 – 1 Navua ANZ Stadium
05 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Ba 3 – 0 Navua Churchill Park
05 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Labasa 0 – 1 Nadi ANZ Stadium
05 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 0 – 3 Rewa Lawaqa Park
05 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 2 – 1 Lautoka ANZ Stadium
Round 11
20 November – Saturday 3:00PM Lautoka 1 – 1 Ba Churchill Park
21 November – Sunday 1:00PM Rewa 2 – 0 Navua ANZ Stadium
21 November – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 4 – 0 Nadi ANZ Stadium
21 November – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 0 – 0 Labasa Lawaqa Park
Round 10
13 November – Saturday 3:00PM Ba 1 – 1 Nadroga Churchill Park
14 November – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 0 – 2 Suva Uprising Ground
14 November – Sunday 3:00PM Lautoka 3 – 1 Nadi Churchill Park
14 November – Sunday 4:00PM Rewa 1 – 1 Labasa ANZ Stadium
Round 9
07 November – Sunday 1:00PM Suva 2 – 2 Nadroga ANZ Stadium
07 November – Sunday 3:00PM Rewa 0 – 3 Lautoka ANZ Stadium
07 November – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 0 – 3 Ba Prince Charles Park
Round 8
31st October – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 1 – 1 Nadroga Prince Charles Park
31st October – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 1 – 2 Lautoka Uprising Ground
31st October – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 2 – 1 Rewa ANZ Stadium
Round 7
24th October – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 1 – 1 Rewa Prince Charles Park
24th October – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 1 – 2 Ba ANZ Stadium
24th October – Sunday 4:30PM Navua 1 – 2 Nadroga Uprising Ground
Round 6
18th April – Sunday 1:00PM Rewa 2 – 0 Ba Churchill Park
18th April – Sunday 3:00PM Lautoka 1 – 0 Nadroga Churchill Park
18th April – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 0 – 1 Labasa ANZ Stadium
18th April – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 2 – 2 Nadi Uprising Ground
Round 5
11th April – Sunday 2:00PM Rewa 3 – 0 Nadroga Churchill Park
11th April – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 0 – 0 Labasa Prince Charles Park
11th April – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 1 – 0 Ba Uprising Ground
11th April – Sunday 4:00PM Lautoka 1 – 0 Suva Churchill Park
Round 4
27th Mar – Saturday 1:30PM Labasa 1 – 0 Nadroga Subrail Park
28th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Ba 1 – 2 Lautoka Churchill Park
28th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 1 – 0 Suva Prince Charles Park
28th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 1 – 2 Rewa Uprising Ground
Round 3
20th Mar – Saturday 1:30PM Labasa 0 – 0 Rewa Subrail Park
21st Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Suva 1 – 0 Navua ANZ Stadium
21st Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 0 – 1 Ba Lawaqa Park
21st Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 2 – 0 Lautoka Prince Charles Park
Round 2
14th Mar – Sunday 2:00PM Ba 4 – 1 Nadi Churchill Park
14th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 1 – 1 Suva Lawaqa Park
14th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Navua 0 – 0 Labasa Uprising Grounds
14th Mar – Sunday 4:00PM Lautoka 1 – 1 Rewa Churchill Park
Round 1
06th Mar – Saturday 1:30PM Labasa 0 – 0 Ba Subrail Park
07th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 2 – 2 Nadi Lawaqa Park
07th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Rewa 0 – 1 Suva ANZ Stadium
07th Mar – Sunday 3:00PM Lautoka 1 – 0 Navua Churchill Park

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