Tupapa Maraerenga Premier men’s team have won the first trophy in 2017 after defeating Puaikura by 1-0.
Both teams started very strong but it was Puaikura who dominated possesion in the last ten minutes of the first half. There were shots at goal by both teams but it was off target.
In the second half Tupapa Maraerenga started to dominate possesion and was rewarded with a corner in the 47th minute. A clearance by the Puaikura defenders went straight to Grover Harmon who slammed the ball pass the Puaikura goal keeper for the first and only goal of the match.
Puaikura tried tirelessly for an equaliser but this was not to be with the game ending 1-0 in favour of Tupapa Maraerenga.
In the women’s preseason final, Tupapa Maraerenga raced away and scored three unanswered goals against Titikaveka to win the preseason title for 2017. Goals were scored by Paulina Ponga 2 and Moeroa Harmon 1.
The senior division winners were presented with their winning trophies following the matches.
Earlier in the day it was the junior divisions who took the pitch to play their final matches in the pre-season competition.
In the U-17 Men’s team played on Friday, Tupapa Maraerenga triumphed over Nikao Sokattack by 1-0. Congratulations to all the teams for a well-played run during the competition.
The full results for the preseason finals are as follows:
U8 mix division Avatiu 1 vs Matavera 0
U11 mix division Puaikura 5 vs Nikao Sokattack 1
U14 Girls division Matavera 0 vs Puaikura 1
U14 Boys division Tupapa Maraerenga 3 vs Titikaveka 0
U17 Men’s division Tupapa Maraerenga 1 vs Nikao Sokattak 0
Senior Women Titikaveka 0 vs Tupapa Maraerenga 3
Premier Men Tupapa Maraerenga 1 vs Puaikura 0