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Titikaveka survive netball battle

Monday 23 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Netball, Sports

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Titikaveka survive netball battle
Avatiu’s Peniana Crocombe defends against Titikaveka at Avatiu courts on Saturday. Photo: CI NEWS/22052204

Defending champions Titikaveka survived a tit-for-tat battle in the feature premier division match against Avatiu over the weekend.

The match of the week in the Rarotonga Netball Club Competition lived up to the expectations as arch rivals Avatiu and Titikaveka battled tooth and nail on Saturday.

In the end, the visitors laced with some experienced players and coached by former Silver Fern Margaret Matenga prevailed beating the Sebon Will-coached youthful Avatiu side 53-50.

Avatiu won in all the other grades except six and under, beating Titikaveka 48-27 in reserves, 30-13 in Open 1, 20-18 in Open 2, 38-13 in 15 and under, 48-7 in 12U, 14-0 in 10U and default win in 8U. In 6U, Titikaveka prevailed 4-3.

Netball Cook Islands secretary Tekura Moeka’a said: “The match of the week did not disappoint with a close encounter between Avatiu and Titikaveka Prems. Avatiu and Ngatangiia/Matavera almost had a clean sweep of all grades. The Tupapa and TKV (Takuvaine) fixture was a more levelled.”

“Clubs are always looking for volunteers to assist with the bench officials and umpiring. If you are available and keen, go down to your local club and lend a helping hand. It is not too late to join a club. Clubs train Tuesdays and Thursdays so go along.”

Results

Tupapa vs TKV (Tupapa score first) – Prem 47-43, Res 25-32, Open 1 - 23-9, Open 2 - 13-18, 15U - 32-16, 12U 12-18, 10U - 5-15, 8U 4-0, 6U 1-2; Arorangi vs Nga/Mat (Arorangi score first) – Prem 34-45, Res 30-34 Open 1 - 22-30, Open 2 - 14-17, 15U - 17-18, 12U 29-9, 10U - 20-4 8U 4-4, 6U 1-8; Avatiu vs Titikaveka (Avatiu score first) – Prem 50-53, Res 48-26, Open 1 - 30-13, Open 2 - 20-18, 15U - 38-13, 12U 48-7, 10U - 14-0 8U Ava win by default 6U 3-4