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SUVA COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN WOMEN&039;S BOG TITLE

Suva clinched the Battle of the Giants women’s title after coming from behind to beat defending champions Tavua 3-1.

A late goal from Shirlyn Singh forced the match into extra time as both teams were locked 1-1 at fulltime.

Suva coach Surendra Prasad said the win was special as they had a lot of young players.

"This is the first time we won the BOG because last year we lost in the final to Tavua in Nadi," he said.

"This is also a development team with most players being under-17 and 15 years old."

He added that the team faced some hiccups before the tournament began but was proud that his girls stuck through.

"We lost our goal keeper because she had rugby commitments with the Fiji women’s team in Samoa.

"So we had to bring in a young player, a student from Mahatma Ghandi School as a replacement.

"We only had two of our national reps playing for us."

National striker Titilia Waqa led the young Suva side well from the front.

Tavua had a host of national reps and took the lead through the boots of Vika Sadrau.

Singh pulled Suva back three minutes from fulltime.

Waqa headed in Suva’s second goal before Singh put in the final nail in the Tavua coffin from the penalty spot.

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