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Saturday 29 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Football, Sports


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Avatiu’s Tevita Niusama against Tupapa Maraerenga. CIFA MEDIA/22102806

Avatiu will host Puaikura in the feature match of round six in the 2022 Rarotonga Football competition this afternoon.

The golden warriors from Avatiu will hope to repeat their earlier feat when they meet Puaikura for the second time this season in the Tower Insurance premier men’s clash.

In their first meeting, Avatiu defeated Puaikura at Raemaru Park.

Puaikura will be led by Atu Putere and Dwayne Tiputoa in what is expected to be an intense 90 minutes of football. They will need to create more opportunities for their forwards to get the much-needed goals.

Avatiu defenders Jarves Aperau and Tini Maruhi will be hoping to defend well against Puaikura’s attackers and feed their forwards with opportunities to get the goals at the other end.

Both teams need the win to improve their standings.

In the Islander women’s division, Avatiu will be facing an uphill battle against the highflying Puaikura.

In their earlier meeting, Avatiu managed to stage an upset win but Puaikura looks a much better side and will surely be gunning to avenge their opening round loss.

Puaikura’s Simone Nicholas and Esther Potoru will be looking to frustrate Avatiu defenders Anzia Tere and Piri Murare in their bid to get the goals.

Avatiu will need to tighten their defence and turn their counter attacks into goals to stage another upset win in the competition.

In the other match, Titikaveka will host Tupapa Maraerenga.


Aretere Park, Avatiu – 11.15am Under 15 Boys. Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC

(Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist: Teupoko Tuariki, Junior Savage), 12.15pm Under 15 Girls. Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Ua Savage, Assist: Matilda Auua, Ratai Kaukura), 1.15pm           Under 18 Men Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Carl Fredrick, Robert Savage), 2.40pm  Senior Women. Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Mata Iroa,  Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Ua Savage), 4.15pm Premier Men. Avatiu FC vs Puaikura FC (Ref: Robert Savage, Assist: Junior Savage, Maara Kaukura).           

At Teimurimotia Park, Titikaveka – 12.30pm Under 15 Girls. Titikaveka FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Penina Katuke, Noovao Blake), 1.30pm Under 15 Boys. Titikaveka FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist: Tailei Blake, Kimberly Uini), 2.40pm Senior Women. Titikaveka FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: John Pareanga, Merian Noovao), 4.15pm Premier Men. Titikaveka FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Kimberly Uini, Lai Gukisuva).