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Tupapa takes win in round six in show of skill during premier game

Monday 18 September 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports


Tupapa takes win in round six in show of skill during premier game
Tupapa Maraerenga FC and Matavera-Ngatangiia FC showed skill and determination in their play. 23091770

The main game of the week between Tupapa Maraerenga FC and Matavera-Ngatangiia FC showcased the skill and determination of both teams.

Scheduled initially to be held at Tupapa Field, a change of location was necessary due to a cricket match occupying the field.

As a result, Puaikura FC and Titikaveka FC matches were moved from CIFA Complex to Takitumu School grounds, making way for the highly-anticipated clash between Tupapa Maraerenga FC and Matavera-Ngatangiia FC.

As the game between the two premier men's teams kicked off, Tupapa Maraerenga appeared to be taking it easy during the first quarter of the match.

However, that did not last long as they soon began displaying their prowess on the field.

At the 31st minute, Tupapa's number 5 player, Daniel Taokia sent fans into a frenzy as he headed in a goal from a corner kick, securing the first point of the match for Tupapa Maraerenga.

With spirits high and tension brewing between the two teams, they entered halftime with a score line sitting at 1-0 in favor of Tupapa.

The second half proved to be equally thrilling as both teams battled it out on the field in an attempt to claim victory.

Amidst the intensity, Aki Tairi stepped up for Tupapa Maraerenga and managed to secure their second goal.

As Matavera's goalkeeper ran forward in an attempt to stop Tairi's shot, he skillfully snatched the ball back and sent it sailing through to find its way home into the goal.

Daniel Taokia once again cemented his reputation as a formidable force on the field.

In the 82nd minute, Daniel Taokia proved his prowess on the field.

Sprinting towards the ball with sheer determination, Taokia's happy feet expertly maneuvered through a swarm of Matavera defenders.

As he closed in on goal, it seemed almost impossible that any player could stop him now.

Taokia managed to slide past Matavera's goalkeeper, sending the ball into the net and celebrating his team's third goal of the evening.

With adrenaline levels skyrocketing, there was no time to waste as both teams prepared for another faceoff.

Taokia once again found himself in possession of the ball and past his opponents as he charged towards Matavera's goal.

This time, however, he chose to showcase his cooperative skills as well by sharing the limelight with his teammate.

Skillfully dribbling past defenders, Taokia kept an eye on Sunai Joseph who was patiently waiting to receive the pass. In perfect harmony and sync with his teammate's movements, Taokia passed the ball to Sunai Joseph.

Without wasting a second, Sunai seized this golden opportunity to strike.

Swerving away from any remaining defenders and taking advantage of their weak defensive line, he blasted a powerful shot straight into the goal, bringing the scoreline to 4 nil.

Tupapa FC emerged victorious after a scintillating performance.

Boasting a 4-0 win over their rivals Matavera FC, Tupapa's players radiated pure elation and relief as they left the pitch.