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Monday 31 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Avatiu dominate at home against Puaikura
Avatiu’s Viiga Reupena and Puaikura’s Paul Luiz Van Ejik battle for possession. CIFA MEDIA/22103013

Avatiu’s golden giants thumped Puaikura 6-0 in the Tower Insurance premier men’s clash on Saturday at The Swamp.

The home side took time to settle into the game with Puaikura’s warriors dominating play in the opening 20 minutes.

Avatiu’s Jarves Aperau and Tini Maruhi guarded fiercely as Puaikura’s Dwayne Tiputoa struggled to get through the sturdy defence of the home team.

Midway the opening spell Avatiu found their footing and in the 30th minute Viiga Reupena gave the side a much deserved 1-0 lead.

Despite their attack to tighten their defence, Puaikura couldn’t stop the rampaging Avatiu attackers as the home side ran riot scoring five more goals to thump Puaikura 6-0.

Down in Titikaveka, Tupapa’s men in black thumped the home side 8-2 while on Friday, Nikao Sokattak defeated Matavera 3-0.

In the Islander senior women’s competition, Avatiu pulled another upset after beating Puaikura 2-1.

A fiery match in the women’s division, both sides challenged each other for the entire 90 minutes, going back and forth trying to get the goals.

The teams were tied 1-all at the break but Avatiu’s forwards were determined to get through another goal to win 2-1.

Tupapa Maraerenga defeated Titikaveka 2-0 while Matavera overcame Nikao 1-0 in other women’s matches.

Today, the round six Prime Foods grassroots and U18 men’s division matches will be played starting at 4:15pm sharp.

  • CIFA Media

Results

Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC: U15 Boys: 8-1, U15 Girls: 3-1, U18 Men: 23-0, Senior Women: 2-1, Premier Men: 6-0; Matavera FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC: U15 Girls: 0-1, U15 Boys: 1-2, Senior Women: 1-0, Premier Men: 0-3; Titikaveka FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC: U15 Girls: 0-2, U15 Boys: 1-0, Senior Women: 0-2, Premier Men: 2-8.