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Saturday 23 October 2010 | Published in Regional

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A thrilling soccer game is expected at Victoria Park today between Tupapa and Takuvaine in the premier men’s division.

Only the most biased of Takuvaine and Tupapa fans would predict a winner, leaving most neutrals ‘sitting on the fence’ in terms of forecasting the outcome.

Tupapa can point to the fact that they have already defeated Takuvaine in the first round.

After a shocking loss by Tupapa last weekend, they will no doubt amp up their performance for a better result.

On the other side Takuvaine who almost drew against Nikao two weeks ago are now a better team.

Player for player the sides are evenly matched with pivotal players operating in essential areas of the field.

Mii Joseph (Tupapa) and Anthony Tuara (Takuvaine) are both assertive and influential defenders and the midfield contest between these two teams will be interesting. However, predictions are the stronger of the midfield players should decide the match.

Draw and referee appointments for today:

Tupapa vs Takuvaine at Victoria Park: 1.30pm, Under 15 Girls, Ref: Junior Arioka, Assist Refs: Tuteru Vaireka and Mary Tou; 2.15pm, Under 14 Boys, Ref: John Paul Wilson, Assist Refs: Tuteru Vaireka and Paavo Mustonen; 3pm, Senior Women, Ref: Tutai Taurarii, Assist Refs: Tino Napa and Mike Mouauri; 4.30pm, Premier Men, Ref: Robert Savage, Assist Refs: Tutai Taurarii and Mike Mouauri

Avatiu vs. Matavera at Avatiu field: 2.15pm, Under 14 Boys, Ref: Terry Piri, Assist Refs: Gifford Enoka and Michael Murare; 3pm, Senior Women, Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist Refs: Mosman Baker and Anaberth Tetauru; 4.30pm, Premier Men, Ref: Tupou Patia Assist Refs: Travel Nootai and Mata Iroa; Nikao –bye.