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Matavera faces uphill battle against table toppers Tupapa

Thursday 23 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Matavera faces uphill battle  against table toppers Tupapa
Saturday’s action between Tupapa Maraerenga and Nikao Sokattak. Tupapa will play Matavera this afternoon. CIFA MEDIA/21092201

Matavera-Ngatangiia will host Tupapa Maraerenga in the Islander senior women’s competition this afternoon at Takitumu School field.

In their last encounter Tupapa came away in a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Tupapa defeated Nikao over the weekend to maintain their unbeaten run and top place in the competition.

However, Matavera’s performance to date has been one to keep teams on their toes. Tupapa cannot take this game lightly and will need to put away any opportunities at goal.

Matavera, after going down to Puaikura 0-1 last week, will be going all out against Tupapa to hand the giants their first loss in the competition and improve their standings on the table.

The two clubs will meet again tomorrow in the Tower Insurance premier men’s division match.

After shocking Puaikura 1-0 in last week’s round, Matavera will be driven to add more misery to a wounded Tupapa side.

Tupapa lost to Nikao Sokattak 1-2 last Saturday. The defending champions will be looking to bounce back in tomorrow’s game, taking their first loss as a lesson and coming back harder and stronger.

In the curtain raiser to today’s women’s match, the Matavera and Tupapa under-15 boys team will battle in the BSP sponsored competition at 4pm. The BSP U15 Girls will play on Friday before the premier men’s clash.

- CIFA Media

Results

Today – Takitumu School, Matavera: 4pm Under 15 Boys Matavera FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Tahiri Elikana, Assist: Kimberly Uini, Merian Noovao), 5pm Senior Women Matavera FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Tahiri Elikana, Merian Noovao).

Tomorrow –Takitumu school, Matavera: 4pm Under 15 Girls Matavera FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Kataraina Piri, Assist: Penina Katuke, Theressa Kaukura), 5pm Premier Men Matavera FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: John Pareanga, Kataraina Piri).