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Monday 12 December 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

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Tupapa too good against Titikaveka in Premier Men’s Football semi finals
Tupapa's Grover Harmon attempts to make his way through Titikaveka, while player Akiona Tairi stalks him. 22121107

It was a busy weekend of football at the Cook Islands Football Association grounds on Saturday.

In the senior women’s division Round Cup Champions Puaikura lost 1-0 to Titikaveka’s ladies, who played with a lot of determination.

The Blues speedster Kimberly Tangirere scored Titikaveka their winning goal during the first 40 minutes.

For the Premier Men’s, Titikaveka were quite the hassle for Tupapa’s men, with a goalie like Ioane Moorea, who had the crowd screaming when denying Tupapa their early attempts at goal, before Tupapa’s young striker Marcus Gibbens, who seems to always get the opening goal in these important matches, scored the first goal in the match.

Sunai Joseph put a cork in the match when a messy clearing by Titikaveka’s  defensive wall sent a ball right to him to score.

For Tupapa, defender John Noovao played well, and made sure to give back any balls picked up to his forwards. Tupapa’s Paavo Mustenon took his time, but got their final goal.

Titikaveka ended their match with a goal from substitute Nadave Tereapii, who blasted in a ball a few minutes after getting on field, leaving the score at 3-1.

On Friday, Nikao Sokattak had a hard time dealing with Avatiu for their semi-finals, but got a goal in from a free kick outside the box gave them their 1-0 win.