Teen Begg-s Ba winner

Suva's Iosefo Verevou goes through Ba's Peceli Sukabula during their match at the ANZ stadium in Suva, on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Online IT Solutions Ba beat Unique Rubber Stamps Suva in a thriller by 2-1, marking their return to the Digicel Premier League and handing the Capital City side their fourth consecutive loss of the season.

The match was held at the ANZ Stadium in front of a small crowd.

Teenage sensation and match winner Nabil Begg, who scored his first Premier League goal, was elated to nail the crucial winner.

“I wanted to do my best for the team. I was not expecting to score the winner but I am grateful and very happy I did,” said the young lad from Sorokoba after the win.

“I’m thankful for the great experience from the older players and look forward to helping Ba win the premier league title.”

Ba’s Samuela Drudru scored the opener with a brilliant diving header in the 25th minute.

The second half threw the game wide open with Suva’s striker Alex Saniel equalising with a similar header.

For a slight moment, it seemed the Suva attack had all the momentum as they made multiple forays into the Ba box, looking for the clincher.

Suddenly, Ba midfielder Darold Kakasi reignited the black machine, throwing them on the offensive.

Ba secured the win in the 84th minute when the 17-year-old Begg locked in a second header for the visitors.

Meanwhile, Nadi held Rewa to a one-all draw at Prince Charles Park.

Teams

Suva:

Emori Ragata, Meli Codro, Simione Nabenu, Remueru Tekiate, Ramzan Khan, Iosefo Verevou, Alex Saniel, Shahil Dave, Filipe Baravilala, Merrill Nand, Shazil Ali. Substitutions: Jovilisi Borisi, Manasa Levaci, Kelvin Naidu, Waisake Navunigasau.

Ba FC:

Sanaila Waqanicakau, Shameel Rao, Darold Kakasi, Samuela Navoce, Ilimotama Jese, Peceli Sukabula, Kalaveti Sivoi, Samuela Drudru, Narend Rao, Emosi Navaba. Substitutions: Tevita Koroi, Avinesh Suwamy, Shaneel Narayan, Shivneel Singh, Nabil Begg, Etonia Dogalau, Ritik Prakash.

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