Permal double helps Navua remain in DPL – FBC News

Navua will feature in the Digicel Premier League again next season while Nadroga will be demoted to the senior division.

This is after Navua defeated Nadroga 2-1 at Lawaqa Park.

Manav Permal starred for the visitors scoring a brace of goals to keep Navua in the Premier division.

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The rain wasn’t much help as both teams fought for survival in the slippery conditions.

Navua looked like a much-improved side under the guidance of Tagi Vonolagi, testing the Stallions defence right from the kickoff.

Nadroga kept the visitors guessing as they put up a strong attack in the first 30 minutes.

Navua’s big break came three minutes before halftime when Alfred Ali broke through the Nadroga defense to set up the goal for Manav Permal from inside the box.

Permal showcased some impressive footwork flicking the ball past the gloves of Isikeli Sevanaia.

Trailing 1-nil, the host had to pull everything out of the bag in the second half in order to remain in the premier division.

Finishing was yet again Nadroga’s worst enemy, with veteran Osea Vakatalesau making several setting up the goal for Paulo Buke, but the 26-year-old failed to execute it.

Permal was on fire for Navua, making another run from near the half meter to score his second of the match, increasing Navua’s lead to 2-nil.

The tension increased as game became more physical.

A corner kick from the Nadroga’s goal line saw Tomasi Tuicakau getting caught in the cross fire, resulting in a penalty to the host.

Veteran Osea Vakatalesau putting Nadroga back into the game, kicking the ball in the left side, sliding it past the gloves of Navua goalie Josaia Ratu.

Navua was a more determined side of the two and kept fighting till the final whistle.

TEAM P W D L GF GA GD POINTS
LAUTOKA 13 8 3 2 20 10 +10 27
REWA 13 6 4 3 17 10 +7 22
BA 13 6 3 4 22 11 +11 21
SUVA 13 6 2 5 16 11 +5 20
LABASA 13 4 7 2 8 10 -2 19
NADI 13 3 6 4 13 21 -8 15
NAVUA 14 2 3 9 10 21 -11 9
NADROGA 14 1 6 7 10 22 -12 9

DATE & DAY TIME HOST SCORE VISITOR VENUE
Round 13
18 Dec – Friday 7:00PM Ba 6 – 1 Labasa Churchill Park
19 Dec – Saturday 4:00PM Nadroga Navua Lawaqa Park
20 Dec – Sunday 1:00PM Lautoka Labasa Churchill Park
20 Dec – Sunday 3:30PM Ba Suva Churchill Park
20 Dec – Sunday 3:30PM Rewa Nadi ANZ Stadium
Round 13
10 Dec – Friday 7:00PM Labasa 1 – 1 Lautoka ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 2:00PM Rewa 1 – 0 Ba ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 4:00PM Labasa 1 – 0 Suva ANZ Stadium
12 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Nadi 1 – 1 Navua Prince Charles Park
12 Dec – Sunday 3:00PM Nadroga 0 – 3 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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