Clashes between the two sides have produced some spirited encounters and with so much riding on the outcome of today’s meeting, it is sure to be an all-action affair.
The battle between them in the opening round was an intense one and ended in a 1-all draw.
Tupapa Maraerenga should have the advantage playing at home and the momentum seem to be on their side. A win here will put them a step closer to the title whilst for Avatiu, they will be looking to get the three points to lift them off the bottom of the table.
If Avatiu are to claim the maximum points, a creative partnership will be needed vital from the defenders through to the midfielders and strikers.
With seven more rounds to go, the visitors will be hoping to put on a much consistent performance and a favourable result against title favorites Tupapa Maraerenga would prove a great platform to build on.
Tupapa Maraerenga recorded some big wins lately, against Titikaveka, Puaikura and Matavera. The side maintains a good lead in the Rarotonga Football competition points table.
In the Islander senior women’s division, Tupapa Maraerenga will take on Avatiu in the top of the table clash. It will be interesting to see who will win this crucial match.
With a lot on the line, this game scheduled to kick off at 2.30pm will be intense.
Meanwhile in the other premier men’s match up, Matavera will be taking on Nikao Sokattak at the CIFA Complex. Both premier men’s matches will kick off at 4pm.
- CIFA Media
CIFA complex, Matavera – Matavera FC-Nikao Sokattak FC – 12.30pm Under 14 Girls (Ref: Amnish Prasad, Assist: Emilie Pierce, Pierce Iripa), 1.30pm Under 14 Boys (Ref: Kura Smith, Assist: Tehainnah Tatuava, Dora Iripa), 2.30pm Senior Women (Ref: Amnish Prasad, Assist: Emilie Pierce, Pierce Iripa), 4pm Premier Men (Ref: Maara Kaukura, Assist: Tehainnah Tatuava, Dora Iripa); Tupapa Maraerenga FC-Avatiu FC at the Victoria Park, Tupapa – 12.30pm Under 14 Girls (Ref: Bim Tou, Assist: Edmund Tupuna, Tione Nand), 1.30pm Under 14 Boys (Ref: Noel Mani, Assist: Bim Tou, Tione Nand), 2.30pm Senior Women (Ref: John Pareanga, Assist: Edmund Tupuna, Amene Urirau), 4pm Premier Men (Ref: Tupou Patia, Assist: Noel Mani, John Pareanga).