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Saturday 29 October 2011 | Published in Regional


More football action will take place today with some intriguing match-ups for fans to enjoy at two venues the CIFA complex in Matavera between Arorangi and Avatiu and at the Tupapa field between Tupapa and Takuvaine.

The first game at each field will kick off at 1pm in the under 14 girls division.

The feature game sees 2010 defending Lotto premier mens round cup champions Tupapa Maraerenga go up against Takuvaine, while the other match should prove just as entertaining as Arorangi face Avatiu.

Much of the attention today will centre on Tupapas field, where a compelling-looking Tupapa attack will try to breach a Takuvaine defence that conceded 3 goals in their last meet.

Takuvaine will have their hands full in dealing with a Tupapa frontline led by strikers Campbell Best and Paavo Mustonen.

The Takuvaine team are not short of skill themselves and todays game could showcase that with Ronnie Sakai and Terry Piri holding their defences to prevent an overwhelming goal score.

In the other Lotto premier mens match Arorangi take on Avatiu at the CIFA complex in Matavera.

In their last outing both sides came out with a nil-all draw and todays game will see who dominate and come out with a victory.

Leaders and hosts Tupapa Maraerenga are looking to retain their lead by putting away Takuvaine in the CIPS Image & Copy Centre womens championship at the Tupapa field.

Tupapa won their away match last time and Takuvaine will be keen to play todays match differently after a disappointing performance in their first game against Tupapa.

In the other CIPS Image & Copy Centre womens championship game Arorangi will take on Avatiu and just like their premier mens teams they could only manage a one-all draw in their first outing.

Both sides will need to up their performance to improve their standings on the points table with Arorangi sitting in second placing while Avatiu is placed fourth.

- CIFA Media

4.00pm-Premier Men, Ref: John Pareanga, Assistant refs: Robert Savage and Tino Napa.