In the main premier men’s match of round one played last Friday at Victoria Park Tupapa Maraerenga drew one all with Avatiu.

Tupapa Maraerenga started off well and dominated ball possession in the first half and was rewarded with a penalty in the box in the forty minute of play. Paavo Mustonen who transferred back from Puaikura stepped up and calmly converted the penalty to lead one nil. During the second half Avatiu showed some gutsy play and was also awarded a penalty which captain Tahiri Elikana converted to equalize one all. The new look Avatiu team gained momentum and was unfortunate not to score the winning goal in the dying minutes of the match. In the other premier men’s match scheduled to take place at Matavera, Takuvaine failed to turn up as they were too busy cheering on their rugby union A grade team. In Senior women’s games 2013 Champions Nikao Sokattak picked where they left off last year thrashing Titikaveka by seven goals to nil with Tepaeru Toka scoring a hat trick. In the other matches Tupapa Maraerenga easily accounted for Avatiu with a result of five goals to one while Takuvaine defeated Matavera three goals to one. Below is the full result from the round one games:Tupapa Maraerenga vs. AvatiuPremier Men 1-1 Senior Women 5-1Under 17 Men 2-3Under 14 Boys 1-4Under 14 Girls 4-0Under 11 Mixed 8-0Matavera vs. TakuvainePremier Men 3-0Senior Women 1-3Under 14 Boys 3-0Under 14 Girls 3-0Under 11 Mixed 1-2Nikao Sokattak vs. Titikaveka Senior Women 7-0Under 17 Men 8-0Under 14 Boys 4-0Under 14 Girls 0-1Under 11 Mixed 0-3Draw and referee’s appointment for today at the Nikao Field at 5pm in the Premier men’s division:Nikao Sokattak vs. Titikaveka Ref: Tupou Patia Assist: Bobby Aerenga, Noel Mani