Discipline improves in the Digicel Cup
11 May, 2011
Discipline in the Digicel Cup has improved markedly since the opening round with no red cards having been flashed in the last three rounds of competition compared to six red cards during round one alone.
Round one proved to be something of an ignominy with not only six players earning themselves an early shower but another 26 earning themselves time in the sin bin – which equates to almost 260 wasted minutes or almost three and a half games.
However since that dizzy opening round on-field discipline has improved markedly with round eight, last weekend, proving the best round of the Digicel Cup season to date with only seven cards (all yellow) issued.
Presently only one player remains suspended – Ovalau’s Ulaiasi Vosaicake – who was handed down a six months suspension following a second red card offence in Ovalau’s round five match against Nadi.
|Ovalau's Ulaiasi Vosaicake - suspended for six months. |
There are however seven players currently sitting on two yellow cards for the season and a third yellow card will likely see them suspended. These players are: Alivereti Bure (Navosa), Apenisa Qiri (Ovalau), John Jackson (Nadi), Jone Turaganiqali (Rewa – U20), Jone Wai (Nadroga – U20), Noa Nawaqarua (Suva) and Sevanaia Rayasi (Tailevu).
View the full yellow and red card report by downloading the Digicel Cup Red and Yellow Card Table.