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Friday 29 October 2010 | Published in Regional

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Soccer rivals Nikao and Avatiu usually produce a riveting and competitive game and today’s match should be no different.

Nikao should start as favourites to take the three points, however they would be foolish to underestimate the Avatiu side.

Avatiu have shown in their previous two games this season that they are capable of upsetting any of the top teams.

Under the coaching skills of Alex Napa, Nikao’s premier men’s team have continued to prosper and with the evergreen Steve Cuthers dominating their midfield, Steven Willis organising the defence and Teariki Mateariki dangerous up front, they will be a handful for Avatiu.

With the steadying influence of Tairi Elikana in defence and the combination of Atu Putere, Marcello Rairoa and Mana Mokoroa in attack, Avatiu are bound to cause problems for their more favored opponents.

- CIFA Media

Draw and referee appointments for today:

4.15pm Under 15 girls, Ref: Terry Piri assisted by Mosman Baker and Paavo Mustonen

5.00pm premier men, Ref: John Pareanga assisted by Paavo Mustonen and Terry Piri

Draw for Saturday October 30

Takuvaine vs Titikaveka at the Takuvaine field:

1.30pm under 15 girls, Ref: Junior Arioka assisted by Eric Katoa and Mary Tou

2.15pm under 14 boys, Ref: Junior Arioka assisted by Eric Katoa and Mosman Baker

3.00pm senior women, Ref: Mata Iroa assisted by Maara Kaukura and Mosman Baker

4.30pm Premier Men, Ref: Tupou Patia assisted by Maara Kaukura and Mike Mouauri

Arorangi vs Matavera at Raemaru Park:

2.15pm under 14 boys, Ref: Robert Savage assisted by Gifford Enoka and Michael Murare

3.00pm senior women, Ref: Tutai Taurarii assisted by Tuteru Vaireka and Tino Napa

4.30pm premier men, Ref: Robert Savage assisted by Tutai Taurarii and Tino Napa