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Leaders Navua play to a stalemate

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Navua Masters Navua Masters League leaders Navua were held to a 1-1 draw by Nadi in the all crucial match-up but they look set to win its quadruple league title.


It was a rematch of the Knockout Championship, one that Nadi lost on a squeaker single goal.

Navua scored first on a goalkeeping gaffe through Parmod Chauhan.

Goalkeeper Afroz Ali spilled the ball after colliding with defender Kartik Kumar, and following up the play was Chauhan who casually nudged it in to set the tone for a contentious match-up.

Ronald Chaudhary returned the favour when he majestically rose over the defenders to pounce in a delicious header from a set piece for the first half equalizer.

The thorn covered the stretch of field and dictated cool plays, he was unlucky to score with his forte free-kick midway through the second half.

The treble (2012-2014) league champions should consider themselves lucky as a late Nadi surge not only had them defend passionately but had a near goal disallowed.

Navua missed some of its near scoring chances. Patrick Junior looked dangerously good every time he had the ball deep in the zone but his final touch was his worst nemesis.

The seesaw of the match at times was very physical, luckily no one got ejected.

Hordes of soccer fans criticized referee Angelo for his lack of control of the match.

There is a resounding calls from teams for a change in the referees' but the Fijian Soccer League of Greater Vancouver president Nadraj Nair has indicated that is what they have and anything less would mean there will no referees for the games.

"We're glad to have these referees", he said. "People need to change their mindset about the match officials".

There is enormous outcry from teams and fans about the incompetent match officials.

Many teams and players' Sportsone spoke to say the officiating has been a major problem for years now.










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