Puaikura’s Jarves Aperau clears the ball away from Titikaveka’s Nuku Mokoroa. CIFA Media/21092612
Bottom placed Avatiu caused one of the biggest upsets in the Tower Insurance Premiership after beating the top placed Nikao Sokattak over the weekend.
Sokattak and Avatiu turned up to CIFA Complex in Matavera on Saturday hungry
for success but after the first half, both teams were locked at nil-all.
the second spell, Nikao’s Toru Mateariki scored to give his side a slender 1-0
goal also motivated Avatiu to mount a comeback. Avatiu’s Aaron Simpson took the
opportunity to equalise from a spot kick to level the match 1-all.
the dying stages of the match, Avatiu capitalised from a free kick outside of
the box after Tini Maruhi headed the ball into the back of the net to secure a
stunning 2-1 win.
the other premier men’s match at Titikaveka Field, Titikaveka and Puaikura
fought tooth and nail for win. Puaikura’s Jarves Aperau along with his backline,
held strong and prevented many attempts at goal from the boots of Titikaveka
strikers Nuku Mokoroa and Joseph Tuaputa.
the second spell, Titikaveka received a penalty kick and the side wasted no
time putting the ball through to the back of the net before they extending
their lead to secure 2-0 win over a struggling Puaikura.
Tupapa Maraerenga men’s team, who played Matavera in the mid-week match, came
away with a 4-2 win.
the Islander Senior Women’s division, Avatiu defeated Nikao. The beginning of
the match saw both teams struggling to put goals away. But a slip up in the
Nikao defense was an opportunity seized by the Avatiu team who managed to sink
in a goal in the dying stages of the match, from the boots of young Anzia Tere.
and Puaikura senior women’s match ended in a 1 all draw, while on Thursday,
Tupapa Maraerenga won against Matavera with a goal scored in the first half.
Today at Raemaru Park at 4pm, Puaikura FC and Tupapa Maraerenga FC will go head to head in their round three catch-up match, starting with the U15 Boys match followed by the senior women’s match. Playing their catch-up matches at CIFA Complex today will be Avatiu FC and Matavera FC. Also playing their catch-up match will be the U15 Girls and Premier Men, tomorrow at 4pm.
- CIFA Media
6 Mix: Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC: 2-3, Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC:
FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC – U8 Mix: 2-4, U10 Mix: 1-2, U12 Mix 2-0, U15 Boys:
0-1, U15 Girls: 1-1, U18 Men: 2-2, Senior Women: 0-1, Premier Men: 2-4. Avatiu
FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC – U8 Mix: 0-0, U10 Mix: 3-1, U12 Mix: 2-2, U15 Boys:
0-0, U15 Girls: 0-0, U18 Men: 2-3, Senior Women: 1-0, Premier Men: 2-1. Titikaveka
FC vs Puaikura FC – U8 Mix: 3-0, U10 Mix: 1-2, U12 Mix: 1-2, U15 Boys: 3-0, U15
Girls: 0-3, Senior Women: 1-1, Premier Men: 2-0.
Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC, at CIFA Complex, Matavera – 4pm Under 15 Boys Matavera FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref:
Tehainnah Tatuava, Assist: Kimberly Uini, Tailei Noovao), 5pm Senior Women Matavera FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref:
Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Tehainnah Tatuava, Junior Savage); Puaikura FC vs Tupapa
Maraerenga FC, at Raemaru Park, Arorangi – 4pm Under 15 Boys Puaikura FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Poko
Manuela, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Matilda Auua), 5pm Senior Women Puaikura FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Tahiri
Elikana, Assist: Ava Wyllie, Penina Katuke).
Tuesday: CIFA complex, Matavera – 4pm Under 15 Girls Matavera FC vs Avatiu FC (Ref:
Kataraina Piri, Assist: Noovao Noovao, Anzac Tapaitau),
5pm Premier Men Matavera FC vs Avatiu
FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist:
Junior Savage, Kataraina Piri); Raemaru
Park, Arorangi – 4pm Under 15
Girls Puaikura FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Tehainnah Tatuava, Assist: Dallas Rongokea, Gideon Pouao),
5pm Premier Men Puaikura FC vs Tupapa
Maraerenga FC (Ref: Tupou Brogan, Assist: Tehainnah Tatuava, Maara Kaukura).