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Monday 14 November 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Nikao Sokattak held by Avatiu
Nikao Sokattak’s Nia Remuera takes on Avatiu’s James Nand on Saturday at Aretere Park. CIFA MEDIA/22111318

Table toppers Nikao Sokattak were rattled by Avatiu in the premier men’s clash over the weekend.

The nail-biting match on Saturday at Aretere Park ended in a 2-all draw.

Nikao Sokattak troopers stormed into Avatiu half hunting for a goal from the start of the match and within five minutes of hassling and tussling they got a goal through youngster Nuku Mokoroa.

With a slender 1-0 lead, Nikao kept pressing to extend their lead and they succeeded when Brook Kurariki slipped through a ground ball right pass the Avatiu goalkeeper.

As the game continued, Avatiu grew frustrated with 2-0 down, taking charge and making some runs at opposition defence.

Their relentless effort was awarded when Avatiu won a penalty in the box, the host cushioned the deficit to 2-1.

Avatiu maintained their pressure and winger Viiga Reupena scored the equalising goal to give his side a well-deserved point.

Down at Teimurimotia Park, Titikaveka bagged three points beating Matavera 5-3, while on Friday, Tupapa Maraerenga demolished Puaikura 6-2.

In the women’s division, Avatiu’s golden girls defeated Nikao Sokattak 2-0.

The youth players really shone in this match as Avatiu’s silent striker Mahana Sijp blasted the ball past Nikao Sokattak’s Poko Manuela scoring their first goal.

Avatiu created many opportunities but Nikao’s Jennifer Akavi stood strong in defence. Avatiu however managed to slip through another goal to win 2-0.

In Raemaru on Thursday, Puaikura’s fiery ladies humbled Tupapa’s ladies in black with a 2-1 win to reclaim the top spot while, out on the countryside, Titikaveka beat Matavera 1-0.

  • CIFA MEDIA

Results

Under 6 Mix: Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC: 0-10, Puaikura FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC: 3-3. Avatiu FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC: U8 Mix: 3-1, U10 Mix: 2-3, U12 Mix: 5-0, U15 Boys: 3-0, U15 Girls: 2-1, U18 Men: 0-2, Senior Women: 2-0, Premier Men: 2-2. Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC: U8 Mix: 4-1, U10 Mix: 4-3, U12 Mix: 1-7, U15 Boys: 3-0, U15 Girls: 4-0, U18 Men: 1-0, Senior Women: 1-0, Premier Men: 3-5. Puaikura FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC: U8 Mix: 5-6, U10 Mix: 1-7, U12 Mix: 1-4, U15 Boys: 1-4, U15 Girls: 0-3, U18 Men: 0-10, Senior Women: 2-1, Premier Men: 2-6.