BY ROMULUS HUTA
SOLOMON Islands international Benjamin Totori scored two second half goals to help Lautoka cruised to a 2-1 win over Suva in the Fiji Vodafone Premier League round match yesterday at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
Lautoka was trailing Suva by a goal deficit in the first half when defender Remeuru Takaita put the capital infront with a well-taken strike.
However, Lautoka regrouped in the second half and Totori stole the show by scoring two unanswered goals to give the Blues a perfect come back and claimed maximum points.
The win elevated Lautoka’s confidence ahead of this weekend’s Oceania Champions league Group C contest in Auckland, New Zealand.
Lautoka is expected to depart Fiji for New Zealand toward the end of the week.
Their first Oceania champions league hit-out is scheduled for this Sunday against PNG’s Madang FC at the Trusts Arena in Auckland before taking on AS Venus (Tahiti) and defending champions Auckland City on February 28 and March 3 respectively.
The two winners that will emerge out of the Group C contest progresses into the last eight with the leader earning advantage of hosting one of the quarterfinal matches at home.
WITH 2 PIX OF TOTORI