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Tupapa take the lead in senior women’s contest

After an intensive weekend of fiery football action Tupapa Maraerenga have climbed their way to the top in the Islander Senior Women’s competition, while Puaikura maintained their lead in the Van’s premiership.tmpa6ab

The defending champions were sitting on second by goal difference and went on to gain maximum points on Saturday after their successful 2-0 victory over Takuvaine.

But that wasn’t the only help they received to see them rise above competition leader Nikao Sokattak on points.

Titikaveka who hosted Nikao last Thursday secured their fouth win when they came out successful with a 3-1 victory.

The outstanding performance of Titikaveka caused Nikao some frustration and has cost them their lead.

Nikao has so far lost two matches from the eight they have played, while Tupapa have automatically shot to the top with their perfect unbeaten run in seven games.

The side has 21 points with a game in hand while Nikao Sokattak remains on 18 points.

The future may look a little grim for Nikao at this stage, but with the season still in play it means the team cannot afford a loss in the competition.

In the Van’s Premiership, Puaikura stretched their winning streak with a 3-1 win over Matavera on Saturday while Nikao Sokattak returned to winning ways as after beating Titikaveka 4-2.

Tomorrow Tupapa Maraerenga will take on Takuvaine for their round 10 match at the Takuvaine Valley.

Both teams are now in a close race with Puaikura who are leading on 19 points ahead of Tupapa on 18 and Takuvaine on 16.

Here are the full results from Round 10 matches.
Titikaveka FC vs Nikao Sokattak FC

Premier Men 2-4
Senior Women 3-1
Under 17 Men 3-5
Under 14 Boys 3-3
Under 14 Girls 2-0
Under 11 Mixed 1-0
Under 8 Mixed 5-0

Takuvaine FC vs Tupapa Maraerenga

Senior Women 0-2
Under 17 Men 0-4
Under 14 Boys 0-13
Under 14 Girls 1-2
Under 11 Mixed 0-2
Under 8 Mixed 2-1

Puaikura FC vs Matavera FC

Premier Men 3-1
Under 17 Men 1-1
Under 14 Boys 2-1
Under 14 Girls 3-0
Under 11 Mixed 5-1
Under 8 Mixed 1-0


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