Last week’s senior women’s action between Nikao Sokattak and Puaikura. Puaikura will play Tupapa today. CIFA MEDIA/21100807
In the premier men’s division of the Rarotonga Round Cup Competition, every game count for the teams, with all still in the title race.
drawing in their first match to Tupapa Maraerenga, Puaikura will look into
reigniting the same flame they bought to their first encounter.
will need to ensure they pick up from where they finished in their round three
match, if they want to bank three points and progress to a better spot on the
suffered after an unlucky defeat to Nikao Sokattak in their match on Monday.
Jarves Aperau and Paul-luiz Van Eijk have led a strong backline in their
previous matches, and will no doubt put out a stronger more defensive side
today against top of the table Tupapa Maraerenga.
Tupapa Maraerenga squad pulled away with a win in their Saturday game against
Avatiu, and this match will be a chance to get back into their usual style of
playing when it comes to offense and defense.
the talent from experienced players Grover Harmon, Paavo Mustonen and Anthony
Samuela in the mid-field, and upcoming youngsters like Apu Kamana and Ngametua
Tuakana, it is no surprise as to why this team is marked to be a difficult one
teams will need to stay on high alert today, as a loss would possibly upset
either team’s aspirations - but with one more round left to play - there is
ample time to keep tacking on points.
the Islander senior women’s division, it’s the clash of the top two.
Tupapa women’s team have gone through the first round unbeaten and still stand
with no losses to their name.
their first encounter with Puaikura, Tupapa ended the match with a 3-1 win, and
will be looking to hold on to their undefeated title until the end of the
women’s team, which is dominated by young talent, led and guided by captain
Tasha Dean, will have to work hard to gain a top spot on the table.
will be looking to create opportunities for their young forwards Victoria
Fatiaki and Teupoko Tauariki for shots at goal.
the other hand, Tupapa will look to hold a strong midfield, led by captain
Elizabeth Harmon and young Clotilda Moetaua in order to counter any opportunities
to Puaikura’s young forwards. The duo will also look to feed quality balls to
striker Kuramaeva Tare to put behind the net.
win today will either make or break either team.
The BSP U15 Girls will kick off today’s matches at 12.40pm at CIFA Complex, while at Titikaveka Field today, the U15 Boys battle will start the Nikao Sokattak versus Titikaveka fixtures, at 11.15pm.
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complex, Matavera – 12.40pm Under 15
Girls. Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist: Anzac Tapaitau, Noovao Noovao),
1.40pm Under 15 Boys. Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Kataraina
Piri, Assist: Matilda Auua, Theressa Kaukura), 2.40pm Senior Women. Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Lai
Gukisuva, Assist: Terry Piri,
Gideon Pouao), 4.15pm Premier Men.
Tupapa Maraerenga FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Tupou Brogan, Assist: Kataraina Piri, Lai Gukisuva),
Titikaveka Field – 11.15am Under 15 Boys. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Poko
Manuela, Assist: Penina Katuke,
Junior Savage), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls.
Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Dallas Rongokea, Ava Wyllie), 1.15pm
Under 18 Men. Titikaveka vs Nikao
Sokattak FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist:
Junior Savage, Maara Kaukura), 2.40pm Senior
Women. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Tahiri Elikana, Assist: Tione Nand, Ua Aberahama), 4.15pm
Premier Men. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao
Sokattak FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist:
John Pareanga, Tehainnah Tatuava).