Dutta bags five in league final

Dutta opened the floodgates in the 12th minute and closed proceedings with his 5th two minutes from full time.

The 28 year old says he does not give much thought to being the top scorer for this tournament.

“It’s a team effort. And definitely playing in Australia has really helped me because of the top competitions they have there.”

The undefeated Fijian men’s side was not taking Papua New Guinea lightly in this encounter.

After all the formalities and the Fijian traditional challenge, it took the hosts a good 12 minutes to register their first goal through a field goal.

And by halftime, Fiji had piled up three more through James Saqacala (19), Dutta (21) and Rajnil Singh (29).

Fiji piled in another eight in the second half to Dutta (37, 56, 68), Saqacala (39, 44), Aisace Smith (40,41) and John Ah Tong ( 47,48).

“We played well and kept our goal intact too,” said delighted Fijian coach- Hector Smith.

PNG Coach Kahai Thomas was modest in defeat saying “ we kept our composure in the first half but the boys but we lost it in the second half and the Fijians were to score a big one against us.”

 Fiji plays defending champions Australia Country in the Oceania Pacific Cup final on Saturday. 




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Day Eight Matches - OPC FInals

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Saturday December 15th, 2012

OPC Finals Day

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Women's Oceania Pacific Cup -

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Men's Oceania Pacific Cup -

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