Tupapa’s Maru Tearaitoa trying to beat Avatiu defenders in last weeks, mid-week match. 21090304
Football rivals Puaikura and Tupapa premier men sides will meet today in round three of the Rarotonga Football Club competition at Raemaru Park in Arorangi.
This will be the first time the two clubs will face off this
After a good start to their 2021 season, the Tupapa premier
men side has a slender lead in the competition from two matches so far.
Puaikura made a losing start, going down to Nikao Sokattak
0-2 in their first match of the season last Saturday. They will be going all
out today to get their first win.
However Puaikura will have to be wary of a strong and lethal
Tupapa forward. Led by defender Jarvis Aperau, Puaikura will need to stay
resilient and alert when taking on Tupapa’s striker Maru Tearaitoa and
attacking midfielders Grover Harmon and Paavo Mustonen, denying them any
chances of scoring.
Puaikura’s Dwayne Tiputoa, Atu Putere and Nathan Tisam will
spearhead the team’s campaign in the attack. The Puaikura versus Tupapa will be
a match not to be missed.
In the Islander senior women’s division, Puaikura and Tupapa
both began their campaigns on a high, coming away with wins. Puaikura defeated
Nikao in their opening match last week and Tupapa have managed to win both
A win today could either put Puaikura in a good position of
defending their title, or for Tupapa to contest for the title. The two teams
will go head to head at 2:40pm today.
The other games today will be played at the CIFA Complex, where
Matavera will host Avatiu.
Raemaru Park, Arorangi: Puaikura FC-Tupapa Maraerenga FC
– 12:40pm U15 Girls (Ref: Poko Manuela,
Assist: Dallas Rongokea, Selina Maora), 1:40pm U15 Boys (Ref: Tehainnah
Tatuava, Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Kaitlyn Karika), 2:40pm Senior Women (Ref:
Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Selina Maora, Gideon Pouao), 4:15pm Premier Men (Ref:
John Pareanga, Assist: Tehainnah Tatuava, Poko Manuela). At CIFA Complex,
Matavera: Matavera FC-Avatiu FC – 11:15am U15 Boys (Ref: Merian Noovao, Assist:
Tailei Blake, Poko Tangata), 12:15pm U15 Girls (Ref: Kataraina Piri, Assist:
Noovao Noovao, Anzac Tapaitau), 1:15pm U18 Men (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist:
Kimberly Uini, Ava Wyllie), 2:40pm Senior Women (Ref: Tahiri Elikana, Assist:
Merian Noovao, Ua Savage), 4:15pm Premier Men (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Ava
Wyllie, Tahiri Elikana).