Tupapa thumped Titikaveka 7-0 in round one last week. The side will take on Avatiu at 4.15pm. CIFA MEDIA/22090912
The opening round of matches in the 2022 Rarotonga football season saw some shocking results setting the platform for another round of thrilling matches this weekend.
neighbours Avatiu and Tupapa Maraerenga will meet in a much-anticipated derby
this afternoon at the Aretere Park.
the Tower Insurance premier men’s division, both sides started their 2022
season with wins – Avatiu beating Puaikura 2-1 while Tupapa Maraerenga
overpowering Titikaveka 7-0.
led by the Harmon brothers Grover and Lee who will be leading the battle
upfront, will march into today’s match as favourites.
the former champions are expected to face a tough challenge from Avatiu who
will have the services of speedsters Viiga Reupena and Jarves Aperau leading
their defensive line. Reupena and Aperau will aim to keep Tupapa’s attacking
pair at bay.
match of the week is expected to be an exhilarating one, keeping the fans at te
edge of their seats as both teams battle for top spot early in the weekly
the Islander senior women’s division, Avatiu pulled off a shock win against the
highly favoured Puaikura with a fierce performance. This week they will need to
bring back that determination against champions Tupapa Maraerenga who defeated
Titikaveka 1-0 last week.
two teams have shown that they mean business and they are willing to put their
bodies on the line to get the maximum points from their matches.
the other match, Titikaveka will host Nikao Sokattak at Teimurimotia Park.
champions Nikao defeated Matavera 3-2 in the premier men’s match last week
while the women’s side went down 0-6.
the scene for the senior divisions will be the BSP U15 Boys at 11.15am,
followed by the BSP U15 Girls.
10th September, at the Aretere Park, Avatiu – 11.15am Under 15 Boys. Avatiu FC
vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist: Jaceleine Nand, Carl Fredrick),
12.15pm Under 15 Girls. Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Ua Savage,
Assist: Theressa Kaukura, Ratai Kaukura), 1.15pm Under 18 Men. Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura,
Assist: Teupoko Tuariki, Kimberly Uini), 2.40pm Senior Women. Avatiu FC vs
Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Mata Iroa, Assist: Ua Savage, Theressa Kaukura), 4.15pm
Premier Men. Avatiu FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga FC (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist:
Kimberly Uini, Mata Iroa). At Teimurimotia Park, Titikaveka – 12.30pm Under 15
Girls. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Penina
Katuke, Noovao Blake), 1.30pm Under 15 Boys. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC
(Ref: Paul Luiz Van Eijk, Assist: Tailei Blake, Noovao Blake), 2.40pm Senior
Women. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref: Lai Gukisuva, Assist: Matilda
Auua, Tailei Blake), 4.15pm Premier Men. Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC (Ref:
Robert Savage, Assist: Penina Katuke, Poko Manuela).