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Matavera men hungry for win

Saturday September 01, 2018 Written by Published in Soccer
Nikao Sokattak host Matavera in round three of the Round Cup Competition today. 18083136 Nikao Sokattak host Matavera in round three of the Round Cup Competition today. 18083136

Alan Taylor will want his Matavera premier men’s team to go all out for a win against Nikao Sokattak in their Round Cup Competition clash this afternoon at the Nikao Sports field.

 

Nikao Sokattak is coming off a 3-0 defeat last week to Puaikura and now faces a Matavera squad that is hungry for a win.

This should be an intriguing match-up given the depth of talent in these two teams.

Nikao Sokattak hopes to keep its spot at the top half of the table intact when they host the struggling Matavera men’s team. Both sides lost last time out, so avoiding defeat will be the priority.

Nikao Sokattak have players who can produce a moment of magic to turn the game to their favor in a moment’s notice and have the personnel to take this game wide open.

Meanwhile, Matavera have shown their stout defensive nature in their own third of the pitch which will prove vital against the home team.

Matavera failed to overcome top seed Tupapa Maraerenga in their last game, so it is imperative they don’t lose here and it may see the side employ a safety-first approach against Nikao. If they play their best football, they can play the role of the capable underdog and beat Nikao Sokattak, and then hopefully start their rise to the top half of the table.

The other venue today will be at the CIFA Complex with Titikaveka facing Puaikura.

            - CIFA Media

Fixtures

Today at Nikao Field.

Under-14 girls 12.30pm, Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Angelina Mitchell, Kataraina Piri). Under-14 boys 1.30pm, Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Tupou Patia, Assist, Moeroa Harmon, Bim Tou). Senior women 2.30pm, Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Moeroa Harmon, Bim Tou). Premier men 4pm, Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Tupou Patia, Assist: Lai Gukisuva, Kataraina Piri).

 Today at the CIFA Complex, Matavera.

Under-14 girls 12.30pm, Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Amnish Prasad, Assist: Robert. J. Savage, Jake Browne). Under-14 boys 1.30pm, Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Noel Mani , Assist: Robert. J. Savage, Kura Smith). Senior women 2.30pm, Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Robert Savage, Assist: Emilie Pierce, Kimiora Makitae). Premier men 4pm, Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Amnish Prasad, Noel Mani)