Defending champions Y Maro was held to a 1-1 draw by Breeze Marketing Cosmos III in the 3rd Island Pacific Apparel sponsored Futsal Carnival at the Nadi Muslim College grounds yesterday.
Cosmos III featuring the likes of prominent Nadi district reps Napolioni Qasevakatini, and Luke Rawadamu gave a good challenge in their first pool clash.
Qasevakatini was in top form when his well-place shot beat goalkeeper Pramesh Prasad in the first half as they led 1-0. But lanky Andrew Naicker equalised for the champions as they kept their hopes alive.
Y Maro featured Nadroga players like Gerard Voi, Pramesh Prasad, Alvin Singh, and Shivneel Singh.
Y Maro manager Irfaan Buksh told SUNsports that they expected tough matches to test their armoury.
“We are on track despite the 1-1 draw in our opening match, and we won the second match by default,” he said.
“Good to note that we ended the first day of competition unbeaten and we hope to win our next match tomorrow. Things will be tough in competition like this but we are optimistic of a good outing.”
Cosmos III later in the day upset Northpole Friends 1- 0 through a Qasevakatini goal.
Northpole had the services of seasoned Nathan Kumar, Ravinesh Karan Singh, Mira Shahib, and Dinesh Mudaliar but were not on target.
Results: Southern Forest 9 – 0 Lakers FC, Ranjesh & Co. Kingz FC 0 – 2 Youngstars, KK’s Stringers wbd Korovuto FC II, Riffle Range Strickers wbd Sakoca Boys, Signads Futsal I wbd Qeleoa
Tanoa wbd Maigania Brothers, Mali 5– 0 Signads Futsal II
Coastal Rental II 0 – 2 Hakwa Sports, Northpole Friends wbd DDK Boys, Surviours wbd 4R Ba FC I, All United wbd South Seas Cruisers, K-Tech United wbd Trade Furniture Malolo,
Paradise FC II 1 – 1 Youngstars, Nawaicoba FC 3– 0 Hakwa Sports I, Ba Motor Parts wbd Valelevu Boys, Marriott II 0 – 2 Navakai, Namaka wbd Jolly Brothers, Southern Forest wbd Ipa Malolo, Maro United 1 –1 Nikhil Sports, Wairabetia 2–1 Samba Kings, Coastal Rental I 0–0 Paradise FC I, Dhamdhere Brothers 2–1 Signads Futsal II, Resort Relax 1–2 Cosmos I, Navo Boys – Lakers FC, Red Devils 2– 1 Unwanted Squad, Coastal Rental II wbd Trade Furniture Malolo, Hakwa Sports II 0 –0 K-Tech United, Mali 2-2 APT, Marriot I 1- 0 Survivors, Nalovo Sangam 1– 4 Marriott II, Solovi FC 1– 4 Bounty II, Sadhai Autos DCA wbd Yees Cold Storage, Y-Maro 1-1 Cosmo III, Oceania Water Group II 4–2 K.K’s Rebels, Uni Fiji Suii Phaatt 1–0 Ranjesh &Co Kings FC, Dhamdhere Brothers 0–2 APT, Tanoa 2-0 Nikhil Sports, Cosmos II 1- 2 Marriot I, Unwanted Squad wbd South Sea Cruisers, Wairabetia 1 – 2 Oceania Water Group I, Ranges wbd Ba FC Hakwa Sports I wbd Sign Ads Futsal I, Paradise FC II 1 –1 Uni Fiji Suii Phaatt, Coastal Rental I 1–0 Solovi FC, Navo Boys wbd IPA Malolo, Navakai wbd Shop n Save NTC, Red Devils 2 – 0 All United, Namaka 2– 1 Sadhai Autos DCA, Paradise FC I 2–6 Bounty II, Nawaicoba FC wbd Qeleloa FC, Blues United 0–0 Samba Kings, Cosmos I 2- 0 KK’s Stringers
Resort Relax wbd Korovuto FC II, Maro United wbd Maigania Brothers, Ba Motor Parts 2 – 2 KK’s Rebels, Oceania Water Group II wbd Valelevu Boys, Y-Maro wbd DDK Boys, Northpole Friends 0 – 1 Breeze Marketing Cosmos III, Rifle Range Stickers 2– 4 Ranges, Breeze Marketing Cosmo 2 wbd 4R Ba FC 1, Oceania Water Group I 1 – 2 Blues United, Nalovo Sangam wbd Shop n Save NTC.