Rewa demolishes Nasinu to confirm spot at Fiji FACT semi-finals

The current champions of Battle of Giants gave no chances at all for Tagi Vonolagi’s Nasinu side. The Delta Tigers did not need to field players such as Tevita Waranaivalu to beat Nasinu by 7-0 in a muddy Subrail Park at the third matchday of Fiji FACT group stage.

Nasinu started finishing first to the goal, but at the 12th minute of play the star Setareki Hughes counted on bad goalkeeping from Nasinu’s Epeli Loaniceva to start the party of the team coached by Marika Rodu. France Catarogo scored the second for Rewa in an easy tap-in goal; Setareki’s brother Bruce Hughes still managed to score a brace in the first half to double Rewa’s lead to 4-0.

Bruce Hughes (N.9) celebrates one of his goals – Fiji FA Media

Nasinu emerged stronger in the first minutes of the second part of the game, but Rewa managed to keep the danger away from its own box. The midfielder Sailosi Rayaqona managed to score one more for Rewa at the 76th minute of the game with an empty-net.

One spectacular moment happened when the 39-time international for Fiji goalkeeper Simione Tamanisau entered in the field as a striker. The 38-year-old, with the game already decided in favour of his side, decided to try to score. The goalkeeper also played in this position in the past, but this time was especial for him: Tamanisau managed to score the 6th goal of Rewa in the process with a strong finish. The veteran also managed to assist for the 7th goal of his team that was scored by Shavnil Prasad.

The emphatic win gives Rewa the top of its group and a ticket for the semi-finals of the 2020 Fiji FACT while Nasinu leaves the tournament with three defeats in three games. You can check the full results and table of the tournament so far by visiting our page of the competition.

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