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Nikao too strong for Titikaveka

Goals to speedster Teariki Mateariki and young Irangi Maui sealed the first match success, while hosts Titikaveka found it difficult to break the Nikao Sokattak defence.
The match kicked off in perfect conditions with Nikao posting their first goal in the first ten minutes of the game through the boots of Teariki Mateariki as he sped past the Titikaveka defenders to slide the ball past the goal keeper.
Titikaveka looking as though they were struggling to keep up with the pace of the game played by the Nikao Sokattak side.
In the second half Nikao Sokattak hammered through another four goals to end the match in their favour by five goals to nil.
It was Titikaveka and Nikao Sokattak’s first outing and Nikao’s coach Alex Napa is pleased with the result.
In the other Lotto Premier Men’s match played last Saturday at the Matavera school grounds, Takuvaine winning their game by one goal to nil over hosts Matavera.
At the CIFA complex last Friday, Tupapa defeated Avatiu by five goals to one but it was Avatiu who scored first through youngster Marcello Rairoa. Both sides were evenly matched during the first half of the game but it was Tupapa who seemed in control while slotting through two goals before the half time break. In the second spell Tupapa booted three goals through Branden Turepu, Grover Harmon and Paavo Mustonen to win their second game by five goals to one.
In the CIPS Image & Copy Centre women’s competition, Nikao Sokattak’s striker Tepaeru Toka punted through three goals for her side over hosts Titikaveka. The stunning strikes brought the vocal Nikao supporters to life as Nikao continued to dominate their game. With the match seemingly in control by Nikao, Titikaveka’s Patricia Teaea managed to score their only sole goal before the final whistle as Nikao claim their three points.
In the other matches played in the CIPS Image & Copy Centre women’s competition, host Matavera elated with the one all draw against Takuvaine, while Tupapa add another three points by defeating Avatiu by two goals to nil.

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