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Saturday 5 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports


Matavera to take on Puaikura in lone football clash
Matavera’s Ed Brogan controls possession, after stealing it off of a Puaikura player, in their last encounter. CIFA MEDIA/22110427

Takitumu will be buzzing with football supporters when they host Puaikura this afternoon. In the Tower Insurance premier men’s battle, the fourth placed home side will be looking for a victory against the struggling Puaikura side.

The visitors will need to perform with highest intensity if they want to pull away with their first three points.

Matavera will be relying on the like of Paul Poila and George Ellis against Puaikura’s defenders Paul Luiz Van Ejik and Atu Putere.

In the Islander senior women’s match, Matavera’s ever improving ladies, currently sitting in third place, will be all out for win against second placed Puaikura.

Matavera have been on a downwards slope these past few weeks and they need a win today to save their 2022 season while Puaikura will be determined to get back to winning ways after a disappointing loss last week.

Puaikura’s go getter Esther Potoru will be leading their defence while Ngamata Moekaa will be taking charge upfront.

Matavera’s key players will be Kimberly Uini and Tearoa Rouru.

Today’s matches kick off at 11.15am with BSP U15 Boys, followed by the BSP U15 Girls at 12:15pm.



Takitumu school, Matavera: 11.15am Under 15 Boys. Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist: Matilda Auua, Teupoko Tuariki), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls. Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Noovao Blake, Ratai Kaukura), 1.15pm Under 18 Men. Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Junior Savage, Kimberly Uini), 2.40pm Senior Women. Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Ua Savage), 4.15pm Premier Men. Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Junior Savage, Lai Gukisuva)