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Rarotonga Football Season continues to Round Five with excitement

Wednesday 13 September 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports


Rarotonga Football Season continues to Round Five with excitement
Nikao Sokattak will take on Matavera at CIFA Grounds this afternoon. CIFA MEDIA/23092225

The Rarotonga football season continued to bring excitement to the field as round five kicked off last Wednesday despite the heavy downpour which saw the last minute move of the U12 games to Takitumu School.

Young and adult athletes alike displayed their skills and passion for the sport throughout the week, providing thrilling matches for spectators.

In the Under-6 age group, Tupapa FC faced Titikaveka FC, with Titikaveka showing their prowess with an impressive 8-1 win. The match between Nikao FC and Puaikura FC was a different story, as both teams withdrew due to heavy rain causing concerns for parents.

The U8 matches saw a tense draw between Nikao FC and Titikaveka FC as neither team could find a breakthrough. However, in the game between Puaikura FC and Tupapa FC, Puaikura emerged victorious with a 2-0 win. In an exhilarating match, Avatiu FC narrowly beat Matavera FC by coming out on top with a 4-3 victory.

The U10 games featured even more nail-biting performances as Titikaveka FC narrowly defeated Nikao FC 3-2, while Tupapa FC suffered a significant loss against Puaikura FC with a striking 5-0 result. Avatiu FC managed another win by beating Matavera FC 4-0.

With each age group showcasing their immense talent and hard work, the older divisions kept up the pace in the action-packed day. The U15 Girls had three close matches with Titikaveka defeating Nikao, Puaikura overcoming Tupapa, and Matavera triumphing over Avatiu with scores of 1-0.

In contrast, the U15 Boys saw more definitive victories. Titikaveka overwhelmed Nikao 4-0, Tupapa dominated Puaikura with the same scoreline, and Matavera secured a win against Avatiu with 1-0.

The intensity increased even further in the U18 Men's matches, as Titikaveka narrowly surpassed Nikao 3-2, while Tupapa outperformed Puaikura 3-1 and Avatiu outpaced Matavera 3-0.

The Senior Women kept the audience on the edge of their seats as each match was decided by merely one goal. Titikaveka beat Nikao 1-0, Tupapa defeated Puaikura 2-0, and Avatiu emerged victorious against Matavera 2-0.

Finally, the Premier Men's match’s results saw Nikao dominate over Titikaveka with a strong 4-1 victory, while Tupapa showed their skills by defeating Puaikura with an impressive 5-0 scoreline. Sadly, the match between Matavera and Avatiu was postponed.