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By MERE NALEBA
The National Under-21 netters yesterday got what they expect at the World Youth Championship in Scotland next year.
The young Fijians struggled in mid court in the first game against Singapore, losing 36-48.
While National Under-21 coach, Moape Vu made positional changes throughout the game, it was the set of players who entered the court in the third and last quarter who made the difference on the scoreboard.
Team captain and goal defender, Sera Dakuitoga matched up well with Singapore’s shooters. She intercepted most balls.
Two New Zealand-based players who stamped their mark were Dikula Tabete and Leba Korovou.
Tabete arrived yesterday morning and both players made an impact as they teamed up to guide Fiji into the semi circle.
“The mid court players is something I need to work on. They are not communicating well and committed the most mistakes,” Vu said.
“We need to regroup and bounce back to win the second game.
“It’s a must win for us so that we can give something back to our fans and our parents,” Vu said.
The Singapore side played well and maintained their lead (12-8, 28-17, 38-30, 48-36) throughout.
The national side will host the Singapore side again today at 6pm at the National Gymnasium in Suva.