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Avatiu’s triumph over Arorangi

The match was evenly contested throughout the entire game by both sides.
There was as much drama in this game, Avatiu pulling off a one goal win thanks to strikes from Brayden Kavana and Tahiri Elikana.
In the 46th minute Dwayne Taio of Arorangi scored their first goal from an Avatiu kick off where he placed it past the Avatiu goal keeper to give his team the lead however in the later stage of the game youngster Brayden Kavana of Avatiu scored the equalizer.
The most impressive of the goal was a spectacular header to Tahiri Elikana, who headed through their second and winning goal from a corner kick in the seventy fifth minute, with the final score of two goals to one in favour of Avatiu.
Avatiu goal keeper and captain Ngatakorua Elikana commended Arorangi for a tough match against his team and looks toward their next opponent Tupapa.
“First game of the 2012 football season is always a tough one and Arorangi made us work hard for our two goals,” says Ngatokorua Elikana.
“Now it’s back to drawing board and organise ourselves for our second game,” he says.
In the CIPS Image & Copy Centre senior women’s game Avatiu’s speedster Teiti Tupuna nodded in two runaway goals in the first half for her team while Arorangi’s Linade Unuka efforts saw her corner kick head straight to the back of the net bringing the score to two goals to one.
In the second spell of the match Samantha Lockington of Arorangi broke through the Avatiu defensive wall three times bringing the final score to four goals to two in favour of Arorangi.
In the other premier men’s match played on Friday Matavera and Titikaveka drew two all in an exciting game at the Matavera school grounds.
All four goals in the Matavera versus Titikaveka game was scored in the first half through Tereapii Murare of Matavera who put Matavera’s first goal on the score sheet followed by their second goal through Takuina Tararo. A solo effort from Titikaveka’s Tupuna Nootai’s two goals put his team on equal goals with Matavera.
Below are the full results from the weekend:
Avatiu vs. Arorangi
Premier Men 2-1
Senior Women 2-3
Under 17 Men 1-3
Under 14 Boys 1-0
Under 14 Girls 0-0
Takuvaine vs. Tupapa Maraerenga
Senior Women 0-0
Under 17 Men default win to Tupapa
Under 14 Boys 1-5
Under 14 Girls 0-1
Matavera vs. Titikaveka
Premier Men 2-2
Senior Women 0-6
Under 17 Men 1-0
Under 14 Boys 6-0
Under 14 Girls 2-0

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