Digicel Futsal IDC defending champions HLB Mann Judd Suva still has its hopes in its quest to defend its title.
The side fought for a narrow win against Extra Supermarket Rewa 4-3 in its final pool match this afternoon.
Iosefo Verevou made a straight goal just three minutes into the first half.
Suva went for an equaliser just 7 minutes on the attack, a short pass from Bruce Hughes to Vincent Nadan led him to a goal.
The two sides tied 1-all at halftime.
The second-half proved entertaining as both sides refused to let the other win.
Rewa’s Gibson Hiulaungia after a short dribble managed to fit in a goal giving Rewa a chance to lead 2-1
A free-kick was awarded to Suva and Shahil Dave took the chance to make a goal equalising the scores again 2-all
Rewa missed a lot of scoring opportunities as the ball stayed within Rewas territory.
Another penalty kick was awarded to Suva taken by Shahil Dave which proved successful.
Suva took the 3-2 lead.
Suvas Krishneel Singh scored another goal just a few minutes after as Rewa was still trying to redeem itself.
In an intense match, Rewa did not want to be in the losing end as Ricardo Vatia went for a goal to extend its points 3-4 behind Suva.
Rewa could not maintain the pressure given by a strong Suva side as the game ended in Suvas favour.
|DATE & DAY||TIME||TEAM 1||SCORE||TEAM 2||Group|
|Day 1||Vodafone Arena, Suva|
|27 January – Thursday||5:00PM||Suva||7 – 0||Rakiraki||Group A|
|27 January – Thursday||6:45PM||Ba||4 – 1||Tailevu Naitasiri||Group B|
|27 January – Thursday||8:00PM||Rewa||0 – 5||Lami||Group A|
|27 January – Thursday||9:15PM||Nadi||5 – 0||Lautoka||Group B|
|Day 2||Vodafone Arena, Suva|
|28 January – Friday||5:00PM||Rewa||8 – 0||Rakiraki||Group A|
|28 January – Friday||6:15PM||Nadi||3 – 4||Tailevu Naitasiri||Group B|
|28 January – Friday||7:30PM||Ba||0 – 3||Lautoka||Group A|
|28 January – Friday||8:45PM||Suva||0 – 2||Lami||Group B|
|DAY 3||Vodafone Arena, Suva|
|29 January – Saturday||10:00AM||Lautoka||2 – 1||Tailevu Naitasiri||Group B|
|29 January – Saturday||11:15AM||Ba||0 – 1||Nadi||Group B|
|29 January – Saturday||12:30PM||Suva||–||Rewa||Group A|
|29 January – Saturday||1:45PM||Lami||–||Rakiraki||Group A|
|29 January – Saturday||6:30PM||Winner GA||–||Runner up GB||Semi-final 1|
|29 January – Saturday||7:45PM||Winner GB||–||Runner up GA||Semi-final 2|
|DAY 4||Vodafone Arena, Suva|
|30 January – Sunday||11am||4th Place GA||–||4th Place GB||7th/8th|
|30 January – Sunday||12:15AM||3rd Place GA||–||3rd Place GA||5th/6th|
|30 January – Sunday||1:30PM||Loser SF1||–||Loser SF2||3rd/4th|
|30 January- Sunday||3:00PM||Winner SF1||–||Winner SF2||FINAL|