16 Jul 2011

Sport: Vanuatu beat Fiji in football friendly

9:47 am on 16 July 2011

Vanuatu beat Fiji 2-1 in a football friendly in Lautoka last night to avenge Wednesday's loss to the same team in Labasa.

Yvon August and Robert Tasso put the visitors two-nil up inside 21 minutes, with the home teams consolation coming shortly after half-time.

Vanuatu coach, Saby Natonga, says the short Fijian tour has been a success and given him an opportunity to blood a number of younger players at international level.

His Fijian counterpart Gurjit Singh says his players were perhaps too confident after winning the previous match between the two sides.

He says several key players should return for their next training camp and the team will now turn its attentions towards next months Pacific Games.