The Titikaveka and Puaikura premier men are through to the semifinals of the CIFA Knockout Cup after tough wins last week.
Titikaveka defeated a dominant Avatiu side 1-0 on Friday to claim their spot in the semifinal.
The first half saw an even contest for possession and territory and an even amount of shots at goal. Both sides tried their luck but it was Titikaveka who found the net through a quick counter attack started by Akiona Tairi and finished off by Parmesh Naidu.
Avatiu tried hard to level the score but fell short, as Titikaveka held onto the slender lead to win the match.
On Saturday, Puaikura secured the last semifinal spot after taking down an impressive Matavera-Ngatangiia 2-0.
Puaikura scored the opening goal in the 30th minute through a header from Pekay Edwards. Matavera fought back hard but were unable to come to level term as Puaikura led 1-0 at the break.
Edwards got his and Puaikura’s second from a free kick in the second spell to go up by 2-0. Despite a valiant attempt, Matavera was unable to stage a comeback and Puaikura claimed the 2-0 win.
In the senior women’s division, Avatiu and Puaikura are through to the semi-finals after beating Matavera-Ngatangiia and Nikao Sokattak, respectively.
Under 7 Mix: Puaikura FC 1-1 (Penalty shoot-out: 4-3) Titikaveka FC, Avatiu FC 1-1 (Penalty shoot-out: 7-6) Matavera-Ngatangiia FC; Under 9 Mix: Puaikura FC 6-1 Matavera-Ngatangiia FC, Tupapa Maraerenga FC 1-0 Titikaveka FC; Under 11 Mix: Puaikura FC 0-0 (Penalty Shoot-out: 3-4) Matavera-Ngatangiia FC, Nikao Sokattak FC 1-0 Tupapa Maraerenga FC; U14 Girls: Tupapa Maraerenga FC 1-0 Titikaveka FC, Matavera-Ngatangiia FC 1-0 Nikao Sokattak FC; U14 Boys: Avatiu FC 8-0 Matavera-Ngatangiia FC, Titikaveka FC 0-1 Nikao Sokattak FC; Under 17 Men: Puaikura FC 8-0 Matavera-Ngatangiia FC, Nikao Sokattak FC 3-2 Avatiu FC; Senior women: Avatiu FC 1-0 Matavera-Ngatangiia FC, Puaikura FC 1-0 Nikao Sokattak; Premier men: Titikaveka FC 1-0 Avatiu FC, Puaikura FC 2-0 Matavera-Ngatangiia FC