Nikao Sokattak’s Hugh Henry controls possession against Avatiu. 22111131
Neighbours Nikao Sokattak FC will travel downhill for today’s clash against Avatiu FC, at Aretere Park.
The day will kick off at 11:15am sharp, with the BSP
U15 Boys match up, followed by the BSP U15 Girls.
First-place holder in the Tower Insurance premier
men’s division, Nikao Sokattak will be hoping to extend their lead while Avatiu’s
golden warriors will be all out to create upset and improve their standings.
In their last meeting at Nikao Field, the battle ended
in a nil-all draw.
In today’s clash, hosts Avatiu FC will be on the road
to redemption after their unforgettable loss against Tupapa last week.
Avatiu’s performance climbed a level up but they need
some consistency to keep their top four chances alive.
Youngsters Maru Tearaitoa and Aaron Smith will lead
Avatiu up front, ready to barge their way through Nikao’s defence wall guarded
by Hugh Henry and Nia Remuera.
Nikao Sokattak, skilled and capable, will need to
focus on their execution to turn their opportunities into goals.
The Islander senior women’s match between Avatiu FC
and Nikao Sokattak FC will take place before the men’s clash.
Avatiu maidens are sitting in the top four and Nikao
Sokattak are yet to gain three points.
In the other match, Titikaveka will host Matavera at
Teimurimotia Park, Titikaveka – 12.30pm Under 15
Girls. Titikaveka FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Noovao Blake,
Teupoko Tuariki), 1.30pm Under 15 Boys. Titikaveka FC vs Matavera FC (Ref:
Maara Kaukura, Assist: Tailei Blake, Ratai Kaukura), 2.40pm Senior Women.
Titikaveka FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Merian Noovao,
Theressa Kaukura), 4.15pm Premier Men. Titikaveka FC vs Matavera FC (Ref: Maara
Kaukura, Assist: Kimberly Uini, Penina Katuke); Aretere Park, Avatiu – 11.15am
Under 15 Boys. Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist: Mavis
Matapo, Jaceline Nand), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls. Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC
(Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Carl Fredrick, Junior Savage), 1.15pm Under 18 Men.
Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Paul Luiz Van Eijk, Assist: Teina Savage,
John Pareanga), 2.40pm Senior Women. Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Mata
Iroa, Assist: Ua Savage, Carl Fredrick), 4.15pm Premier Men. Avatiu FC vs Nikao
Sokattak FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Paul Luiz Van Eijk, Teina Savage).