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Titikaveka fight back to a 2-all draw

Monday 14 November 2011 | Published in Regional

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In the Lotto Premier mens football match played at the Titikaveka field, hosts Titikaveka drew against Avatiu with two goals apiece.

In the first half of the match Avatiu capitalised on a penalty kick to put their first goal on the score sheet and with 10 minutes of play remaining before the half time whistle, Avatiu extended their lead by adding another goal, putting the half time score at two goals to nil in favour of Avatiu.

However, Titikaveka regrouped during the break and dominated the second spell of the match when speedster Bill Tangapiri fired two goals to equalise against Avatiu much to the delight of the Titikaveka supporters.

Avatiu tried tirelessly to score another goal to win the match but Titikaveka held their defences with the experienced Cameron Robertson taking charge at the back.

Meanwhile, Titikaveka and Avatiu could only manage a nil-all draw in the CIPS Image & Copy Centre womens championship on Saturday.

Both sides were evenly matched throughout the full 80 minutes of play taking their opportunities as they presented themselves, however it was difficult to put those chances to the back of the net.

In the other matches played in Matavera between hosts Matavera and Tupapa, Tupapa controlled their match to end their game with 11 unanswered goals by the final whistle in the Lotto Premier Mens competition.

The senior womens match also saw Tupapa thump Matavera by 11 goals to nil.

At the Nikao field, Nikao Sokattak beat Arorangi by five goals to two in the premier mens match while in the senior womens game Arorangi won their game with two minutes of play remaining when Samantha Lockington slipped the ball past the Nikao goal keeper from a corner kick to bring their score line at one goal to nil.

- CIFA Media

Full results: Nikao vs Arorangi (Nikao scores first) Under 14 Girls 0-1, Under 14 Boys 2-0

Senior Women 0-1, Premier Men 5-2, Matavera vs Tupapa (Matavera scores first) Under 14 Girls 1-2, Under 14 Boys 0-1, Senior Women 0-11, Premier Men 0-11

Titikaveka vs Avatiu (Titikaveka scores first) Under 14 Girls 0-1, Under 14 Boys 0-1, Senior Women 0-0, Premier Men 2-2.

Draw and referee appointments for today Avatiu vs Matavera in Avatiu

Arorangi vs Titikaveka in Arorangi 4.15pm-Under 14 Boys, Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assistant refs: Tino Napa, 5.00pm-Senior Women, Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assistant refs: Ua Aberahama.

Draw and referee appointments for Tuesday 15 November Avatiu vs Matavera in Avatiu 4.15pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assistant refs: Junior Arioka and Anabeth Tetauru, 5.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assistant refs: Junior Arioka and Anabeth Tetauru, Nikao Sokattak vs Takuvaine in Nikao 4.15pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Tupou Patia, Assistant refs: Tutai Taurarii, 5.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Tupou Patia, Assistant refs: Tutai Taurarii, Arorangi vs Titikaveka in Arorangi 4.15pm-Under 14 Girls, Ref: Mike Mouauri, Assistant refs: Tino Napa and Lai Gukisuva, 5.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: Mike Mouauri, Assistant refs: Tino Napa and Lai Gukisuva.