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Saturday 5 November 2011 | Published in Regional


The two top football sides, Nikao Sokattak and Tupapa, are favourites to top the Lotto Premier Mens round cup competition.

Both sides are gunning for a win to lead the competition with their match scheduled to kick off at 4pm at the Tupapa field.

In the midfield area the contest between the experienced combination of Steven Cuthers, Tuka Tisam and Jonthan Rowe from Nikao will front up to Tupapas duo Grover Harmon and Roger Manuel.

Campbell Best and Paavo Mustonen played an excellent role as strikers for Tupapa throughout the season and for Nikao, Teariki Mateariki and Andrewman Akarare is just as lethal.

Loyal football fans from both clubs will no doubt turn up to the Victoria Park to witness these two outstanding teams.

In the CIPS Image & Copy Centre womens competition third placing Nikao Sokattak will take on second place Tupapa at the same venue.

These two teams are evenly matched in the different facets of play and the result of this match will have a bearing on who will have a better chance to win the 2011 CIPS & Image Copy Centre trophy for the first time.

The other venue for todays matches will be at the Raemaru Park with the first game kicking off at 1.00pm in the under 14 girls division.

1.00pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Mata Iroa, Assistant refs: Teremoana Matai and Melanie Wilson, 1.45pm-Under 14 Boys, Ref: Tupou Patia, Assistant refs: Melanie Wilson and Anabeth Tetauru, 2.30pm-Senior Women, Ref: Mata Iroa, Assistant refs: Robert Savage and Anabeth Tetauru, 4.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assistant refs: Robert Savage and Mata Iroa, Arorangi vs Matavera 1.00pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Mike Mouauri, Assistant refs: Michael Murare and Ua Aberahama, 1.45pm-Under 14 Boys, Ref: Mike Mouauri, Assistant refs: Michael Murare and Ua Aberahama, 2.30pm-Senior Women, Ref: John Pareanga, Assistant refs: Travel Nootai and Mosman Baker, 4.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assistant refs: Travel Nootai and Tino Napa.