The U10 Mix Knockout Cup champions – Titikaveka FC. CIFA MEDIA/22121514
Tupapa Maraerenga dominated Rarotonga football Knockout Cup grassroots division finals on Wednesday at CIFA Complex in Matavera.
The youngsters defied wet weather conditions to battle
it out on field for trophies in four mixed grades.
Tupapa Maraerenga were on fire taking three out of
four Knockout Cup titles. In the Under-6 Mix, Tupapa battled Puaikura and
proved too strong winning 3-0.
In the U8 Mix, Titikaveka’s boys in blue played Round Cup
champs Matavera. Both sides had supporters cheering them on as the match swayed
back and forth for a goal.
Eventually Titikaveka proved too quick, snatching away
the Knockout Cup trophy with a 7-6 win.
Avatiu and Tupapa Maraerenga faced each other in the
U10 and U12 Mix finals.
Despite the wind and wet conditions, the two teams
gave their all for win in the fiercely contested grades. After an intense
battle, Tupapa emerged victorious 4-3.
Tupapa’s U12 Mix secured their first goal and maintained
the slender lead against Avatiu’s relentless effort for an equaliser, to win
A long hard battle was played in these divisions,
soaked and tired these youngsters got through it and made the most of what they
The youth and senior divisions will have their turn at
glory playing at CIFA Complex tomorrow.
Cook Islands Football Association’s Pauline Dean said:
“It was another exciting season for all clubs, especially
those who took it to the last game of the round to determine the winner! Congratulations to those clubs who
won the Round Cup in each of the respective divisions and to those who will
feature in this weekend’s CIFA Knockout Cup Final.”
Under 6 Mix – Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC: 3-0,
Under 8 Mix –
Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC: 6-7, Under 10 Mix – Tupapa
Maraerenga FC vs Avatiu FC: 4-3, Under 12 Mix – Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Avatiu