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Big win earns Avatiu semis spot

Monday 5 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Big win earns Avatiu semis spot
Viiga Reupena blazes past Matavera’s goalkeeper to score Avatiu’s first goal. CIFA MEDIA/22120417

Takitumu Field had supporters stunned after Avatiu trampled hosts Matavera in the premier men’s knockout battle on Saturday setting themselves up for an epic semi-final next week.

Matavera were high on possession through the game, but couldn’t seem to get past Avatiu defenders Jarves Aperau and Maruhi who kept the Maroons attackers at bay.

In a tit-for-tat tussle both teams had opportunities but it was Avatiu who capitalised on it. A mistake from Matavera’s goal keeper allowed the unmarked Avatiu’s Viiga Reupena to speed right through to put the ball at the back of the net.

The 1-0 lead spurred Avatiu’s “golden giants” who pushed for possession and dominated play.

Matavera’s Luke Areai along with Ed Brogan made tireless attempts to push Avatiu into their half but the visitors had other ideas.

In the second half Avatiu ran rampant scoring four more goals before Matavera pulled one back to win the match 5-1.

The senior women’s match between the two clubs ended in a nil-all draw, forcing them to go into a penalty shootout that had everybody on the edge of their seats.

Avatiu won 3-2.

In the other women’s match Titikaveka thumped Nikao Sokattak 4-0 while in the premier men’s, Titikaveka beat Puaikura 3-1.

  • CIFA MEDIA

Results

Under 6 Mix: Puaikura FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC 10-0, Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Matavera FC 8-2; Under 8 Mix: Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC 3-2, Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC 2-0; Under 10 Mix: Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC 7-8, Avatiu FC vs Titikaveka FC 4-2; Under 12 Mix: Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC 2-1, Puaikura FC vs Titikaveka FC 0-2; U18 Men Titikaveka FC vs Matavera FC 3-2, Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC 15-0. U15 Girls – Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC 1-0; U15 Boys – Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Titikaveka FC 2-0; Senior Women – Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC 3-2; Premier Men – Avatiu FC vs Matavera FC 5-1; U15 Girls – Puaikura FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC 0-3; U15 Boys – Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC 5-4; Senior Women – Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC 4-0; Premier Men – Titikaveka FC vs Puaikura FC 3-1.