Goal of my life: Raura
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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:47


It was the goal of my life, says 21-year old Laisenia Raura.
He scored the winner for Ba as the ‘Men in Black’ claimed their record 15th Mobile Battle of the Giants tournament

Ba won 4-2 after a penalty shoot-out at Lautoka’s Churchill Park yesterday.
“I have never scored for Ba in the final and this is the best goal of my life,” Raura said.
Raura took the last penalty and made no mistake and blasted home the winner.
“Before I took the penalty, I think of our players and the people of Ba as we have been unlucky to win in the past and wanted to win the tournament for them,” he said.
Raura, who is from Saunaka, Nadi, will cherish the win.
“I want to thank the support of my parents, family, players and our fans who supported us throughout.”
Both sides were locked 0-0 at fulltime and after extra time.
Ba’s Avinesh Swamy took the first penalty kick and his shot was saved by Labasa goalkeeper Akuila Mateisuva.
Taione Kerevanua kicked the first penalty kick for Labasa and he scored to put the side in front 1-0. Josefata Neibuli took the second penalty and he equalised for Ba 1-1. Apisalome Turuva took the second penalty kick and he missed the penalty.
Jone Vesikula slotted in the third penalty kick to put Ba in front 2-1.
Labasa’s Pita Bolaitoga equalised 2-2. Mavileko Nakama took the fourth penalty and put the side up front 3-2. Taniela Waqa took the fourth penalty and he missed. Laisenia Raura then took the fifth penalty and scored to give Ba 4-2 win.



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