Nikao youngster Tarani Omao tries to get the ball off a Matavera player. The match ended in a 1-all draw. CIFA MEDIA/ 21091203
Nikao Sokattak extended their unbeaten run in the Tower Insurance premier men’s competition after beating Matavera 3-0 at home on Saturday.
Nooti Peau scored the opening goal for Nikao in the first
spell, putting the ball into the back of the net with a header, from a corner
Both sides had spells of possession with some half chances
which went mostly in Nikao Sokattak’s favour.
Matavera’s backline were kept on their toes, taking on Nikao
forwards who were furious in attack.
Wasting no time in the second half, Nikao’s strikers and
midfielders showed neat footwork and set plays, before lofting a fine shot past
Matavera’s stopper to extend their lead to 2-0.
Nikao maintained their tireless effort and were rewarded
with their third goal to win the match 3-0.
Playing their round four matches at CIFA Complex, the Tupapa
Maraerenga premier men’s battled Titikaveka, and won 3-2. At Raemaru Park,
Puaikura’s Dwayne Tiputoa secured their first win against Avatiu on Friday.
In the Islander women’s match, Nikao youngster Tarani Omao
gave her side 1-0 lead after scoring the opener 20 minutes into the second
half, against Matavera.
With about 20 minutes to go in the match, Matavera’s
midfielder Kimberly Uini equalised. The match ended in 1-all draw.
Tupapa Maraerenga thumped Titikaveka 3-0 at CIFA Complex
while on Thursday, Puaikura and Avatiu match ended in a 1-all draw.
The grassroots catch up games for round two will be played
today at the CIFA Complex in Matavera.
Spectators and players are asked to tag in or sign in before
entering the complex.
U6 MIX Results: Matavera FC vs Puaikura FC: 1-2, Tupapa
Maraerenga FC vs Titikaveka FC: 0-2; Puaikura FC vs Avatiu FC – U8: 1-2, U10:
0-4, U12: 0-4, U15 Boys: 0-15, U15 Girls: 2-0, Senior Women: 1-1, Premier Men:
1-0; Nikao Sokattak FC vs Matavera FC – U8: 2-0, U10: 7-2, U12: 0-0, U15 Boys:
1-0, U15 Girls: 0-1, U18 Men: 1-0, Senior Women:1-1, Premier Men: 3-0; Tupapa
Maraerenga FC vs Titikaveka FC – U8: 6-4, U10: 4-1, U12: 1-1, U15 Boys: 2-1,
U15 Girls: 2-0, U18 Men: 2-1, Senior Women: 3-0, Premier Men: 3-2.
Today at CIFA Field 1: Under 8 Mix – 4.15pm Field 1: Avatiu
FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC, 4.15pm Field 2: Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC,
4.15pm Field 3: Nikao Sokattak FC vs Puaikura FC; CIFA Field 1: Under 10 Mix –
4.15pm Field 1: Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC, 4.15pm Field 2: Matavera FC vs Titikaveka FC, 4.15pm Field 3:
Nikao Sokattak FC vs Puaikura FC; CIFA Field 2: Under 12 Mix – 4.15pm Field 1:
Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC, 4.15pm Field 2: Matavera FC vs Titikaveka
FC, 4.15pm Field 3: Nikao Sokattak FC vs Puaikura FC