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DUNADAMU GOAL KEEPS LABASA ON TARGET

SUVA – Labasa has increased its lead in the New World National League Super six points table by five clear points after a narrow 1-0 win over Lautoka on Saturday at Subrial
Park.
 

A Maciu Dunadamu goal saw the Babasiga Lions record its fifth straight win in the Super Six, a result that places increased pressure on reigning champions Ba whose attention
will be focused on the 2008 O-League.
 

Labasa president Abinesh Kumar said while his side’s title aspirations were on track, the other five teams in the top flight couldn’t be
underestimated.
 

“Anything can happen but we are happy to be on target,” Kumar said. “The players have been doing well
and the aim to win the Super Six is our main priority but there is still the second round of games to go and we will not underestimate any team.”
 

Lautoka –  which claimed they fell victim to bad officiating by match officials – is still in second place after two consecutive losses within three days that
have threatened to derail their championship hopes.
 

Lautoka’s 1-0 defeat to 10-man Vodafone Ba on Wednesday was a morale-sapping loss that could have repercussions as the championship goes down to the
wire.
 

President Shalendra Prasad said the loss to Labasa had seriously dented their hopes of winning the Super Six. “We had wanted to get back on track but we will still not give up yet,” Prasad said. 

Ba is third with three wins and a loss but has a game in hand over Labasa.Suva is the worst team in the series so far with only
a single point secured in seven matches.
 

Suva’s latest 2-0 loss to Navua on Saturday has left the Ravuama Madigi coached side with a lot of soul searching to do if it is to make a mark at the Inter District
Championships at home next month.
 

With the Super Six heading into its definitive phase the bottom four playoff is taking a familiar shape with Rewa on top with six points after two
matches.
 

The Delta Tigers came from a goal down to beat Nadroga 2-1 on Saturday night at Lawaqa Park. 

The Nasinu vs. Tavua match which was to have been played on Sunday was called off. 

In the premier/senior play-offs, Savusavu will have to wait for a protest hearing before they can start preparing for a match against the last placed Bottom Four team in the
promotion/relegation series.
 

Savusavu beat Rakiraki 3-1 in the first match and than drew 0-0 on Sunday. 

Rakiraki has filed a protest against the Northerners claiming the side fielded a number of non registered players. 

Fiji FA New World National League Super Six Playoffs 

  PL. W D L GF GA PTS GD
Labasa
5
5 0 0 14 1 15 +13
Lautoka 6 3 1 2 4 4 10     0
Ba 4 3 0 1 6 4
  9
  +2
Navua 7 2 2 3 7 7   8     0
Nadi 5 2 0 3 3 8   6    -5
Suva 7 0 < font size="3">1 6 4 14   1  -10

Super Six results:

24/10/07 

Ba 1 (Tuimasi Manuca 80′), Lautoka 0;

27/10/07

Labasa 1 (Maciu Dunadamu 30′), Lautoka 0

Navua 2 (Valerioa Nawatu 23′, 56′), Suva 0

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