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Tupapa Ends Puaikura’s Winning Run at Raemaru Park

It was an exciting and hard fought encounter in the first half with Tupapa Maraerenga having the edge over host Puaikura.
Tupapa Maraerenga made their intentions clear after a strong start in the match when in 44th minute Paavo Mustonen of Tupapa Maraerenga scored the first goal of the match ending the first half one goal to nil.
The end to end action continued in the second half with both teams pressing at every opportunity.
In the 56th minute in the second half, Paavo Mustonen once again blasted the ball past his opponent’s goal keeper, scoring for Tupapa Maraerenga two goals to nil.
In the 61st minute Campbell Best found the back of the net and Tupapa Maraerenga continued its lead three goals to nil.
Puaikura increased the pressure and Dwayne Tiputoa was rewarded as he scored Puaikura’s first and only goal of the match in the 66th minute, three goals to one in favour of Tupapa Maraerenga.
Puaikura had several more attempts at goal but were unable to find the back of the net.
The Cook Islands National players Campbell Best and Paavo Mustonen made the difference with the two players scoring one and two goals for their team.
The match ended with Tupapa Maraerenga winning with a full time score of three goals to one.
In the other Van’s Premier men’s match on Saturday Takuvaine FC beat Titikaveka FC three goals to one. Friday’s Van’s Premier men’s match, Nikao Sokattak FC defeated Matavera FC one goal to nil.

In the Islander Hotel Senior Women’s matches on Saturday, Tupapa Maraerenga thrashed Puaikura seven goals to nil and Titikaveka beat Takuvaine three goals to two. The CIFA Under 16 Girls easily defeated Avatiu seven goals to nil. Thursday’s Islander Hotel Senior Women’s match, Matavera went down to Nikao Sokattak six goals to nil.
Below is the full result from the round four games:
Nikao Sokattak vs. Matavera
Premier Men 1-0
Senior Women 6-0
Under 17 Men 4-1
Under 14 Boys 1-0
Under 11 Mixed 0-2
Under 8 Mixed 1-2
Puaikura vs. Tupapa Maraerenga
Premier Men 1-3
Senior Women 0-7
Under 17 Men 0-4
Under 14 Boys 0-1
Under 14 Girls 1-2
Under 11 Mixed 0-0
Under 8 Mixed 1-0
Titikaveka vs. Takuvaine
Premier Men 1-3
Senior Women 3-2
Under 14 Boys 4-0
Under 14 Girls 1-0
Under 11 Mixed 0-3
Under 8 Mixed 0-3
Avatiu vs. CIFA Academy U16 Girls
Senior Women 0-7
Avatiu vs. CIFA Academy U15 Boys
Under 17 Men’s 1-2

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