Nasinu, Tailevu Naitasiri in a 1-all draw duel

Ravikash Krishna of Nasinu battles for possesion against Tailevu/Naitasiri players during their Digicel Premier League match at the Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori on Sunday, July 03, 2022. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Nasinu and Tailevu Naitasiri will need to pull up their socks if they want to continue playing in the Digicel Premier League next year.

They drew nil-all in the 11th round of the competition at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori yesterday. Tailevu Naitasiri coach Nigel Khan said they could have won the match.

“They gave away a lot of opportunities and we could have played better,” he said. “We wanted a win and now we will have to chase a win if we want to stay in the competition.

“Finishing has been our number one enemy for the whole season, we just want to find the right technique or way to score.

“We need to iron that out and now that the transfer window has opened, we will get in some boys to help us fix that missing link. “Our midfield is okay, but we need to work extra hard to win and our strikers need to work extra hard.”

He said they were in a difficult spot and they would have to win games now and having a draw won’t do any good to them. Nasinu coach Shivam Nathan said there had been a lot of improvements in their fitness.

“We had a lot of opportunities that could have easily given us a win, but we need to work on our possession,” he said.

“We need to work on our goal scoring transition and finishing. We have to create more scoring chances.”

Teams:

Nasinu: Alivereti Baleloa, Lorima Batireregam Jr, Isikeli Tovilo, Ravikash Krishna, Tani Tanabose, Clarence Hussain, Joseph Mishra, Taniela Rakariva, Geary Kubu, Nathan Hussain, Jope Naivalu, Nasoni Mereke, Ryan Chandra, Mohammed Rasasa, Manit Lal, Pene Erenio, Semi Tabaiwalu, Douglas Willietien. q Tailevu Naitaisiri: Jason Rokovucake, Vilimone Baleilevuka, Josua Raqamu, Sairusi Onolevu, Mohammed Naizal, Prashant Chand, Sikeli Tuiloma, Abishek Deo, Jone Naraba, Epeli Valevou, Ratu Simione Rage, Zaid Ali, Usaia Tadu, Evander Nasova, Darlene Khan, Ratu Roseru, Asaeli Tunidau, Pravin Singh, Sailosi Rayaqona.

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