Tupapa’s Ngametua Tukana moments before blasting the ball right past Matavera’s keeper.
The football season is one stepping stone closer to the crowning of its round cup winners for 2022, after the completion of the ninth round.
and white army made sure to give their visitors, Matavera’s maroon soldiers, a
difficult time at the CIFA Complex on Saturday.
Tower Insurance Premier men’s playoff, Matavera couldn’t seem to get the ball
away from their danger zone, with Tupapa’s greedy frontliners interfering with
any opportunities Matavera had.
men were having trouble keeping ownership, as the men in black took charge,
setting the pace and dominating the pitch.
their performance with a throw in score then raised eyebrows on fans.
The men in black
took their time to further the lead, as Matavera’s Ed Brogan and Freddie Holmes
fought well and hard to keep their box clear of Tupapa’s men.
quick one two laid off to Tupapa’s youth, Marcus Gibbens, who broke his way
right through the maroon wall, opening them up 2-0.
another tally on the board after a slip up metres away from the goal.
was put through, dominating the first 45 minutes 4-0.
The men in
black came back on with the same energy in the second half, aiming for the
highest number, and the Matavera side uneasy with an uncracked egg.
Caleb Fotheringham and Jean Teatai-Ariki took their chances, trying to crack through
the 4-0 score, but Tupapa’s Oscar Wichman and Ronnie Sokai were deadly, sending
any attempts out of their half.
through a final score a minute before the hooter, Tupapa Maraerenga finished
their match with a grin and 10 points to nothing score, sitting happily at the
Sokattak FC played Puaikura FC on Friday, coming out victorious 6-0, while
Avatiu FC slipped one point in, winning 1-0 against Titikaveka FC.
ladies had no problem taking on Matavera’s maidens, the ladies in black, young
star Jan-Marie Taia was too much for Matavera’s Sarah Enoka to keep outside the
scrapping the 20-minute mark, the youngster had her a foot on the ball, but Enoka
hustling her for possession.
Taia with a small window for her to chip a ground ball right past their keeper,
leaving them in the lead.
demolished Nikao Sokattak FC 5-1 on Thursday, while Avatiu FC squeezed in a 3-1
win against Titikaveka FC.