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Raro Girls Win Again

The two teams took to the pitch to play their second and final friendly match on Thursday afternoon, producing some intense and thrilling action.
Tokoroa who brought a much improved game the second time around, scored the first goal of the match minutes after kick-off to start the score at 1 nil.
This followed with a few unlucky attempts at goal and an awakening on the Raro side finally coming up to the challenge and responding with a goal by Moeroa Harmon to take the score up to 1-1.
Before the stroke of half time a long ball from a corner kick saw a well-connected header by Natalia Viking concede the second goal for the Raro side.
In the next half of the match some heated encounters came through with a few late tackles costing the game for a depleted Tokoroa side who gave away a penalty kick in the keeper’s box. This was successfully converted by Raro’s Ngametua Taringa to take the score up to 3-1.
The win was secured for the host side who managed to slip a low ball by Piri Murare through an unbalanced Tokoroa keeper finish the game at 4 goals to 1.
Following the match both teams celebrated the successful two-day campaign they had with the Rarotonga side hosting the Kiwis to a true island feast at the CIFA Complex.
The Dean Tereu coached-side will be returning home on Saturday.

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