The Stanley Joinery Matamata Swifts have returned from Te Puna after taking part in a crazy afternoon of football against title favourites, AFC Fury.

The match started promisingly for the Swifts with Bjorn Vossen netting after ten minutes to finally break the team’s goal scoring drought. Shaun Richardson, another Swifts youngster in for his first start of the season, had a great opportunity to double Matamata’s lead but shot straight at Fury’s keeper.

A clearly rattled Fury side eventually hauled themselves back into the match and a quick-fire triple strike in the lead-up to half time seemed to settle the home side’s fraying nerves.

The sides traded goals during the second half but Matamata were never quite close enough to repeat the early pressure on their highly rated opponents. Vossen scored again in the 53rd minute and Scott Parsonage grabbed his first of the season on the hour mark.

Callum Barr, another Swifts youngster who is growing with confidence each week, added his first goal in the black and white, and Matamata’s fourth with five minutes remaining.

This was a credible performance by the Swifts, particularly with three players making their first start of the season. Hopefully the injury toll will ease in coming weeks and allow the coaching staff to field a settled line-up that can start piecing together confident performances that lead to getting some results on the board.


Date Time League Season
May 17, 2014 2:45 pm Federation League Division 1 2014


Maramatanga Park
20 Tangitu Road, Te Puna 3176, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
AFC Fury336
Matamata Swifts134

AFC Fury

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Matt AberhartGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
19Sam MastersonDefender0000
10Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
6Chris Powell 15Defender0000
12Peter McCoskrie 17Forward0000
16Lawrence Clothier 18Midfielder0000
17Ignacio Trias 12Midfielder0000
15Will Judson 6Defender0000
18Shaun Richardson 16Defender0000
20Bjorn VossenForward0000
21Callum BarrMidfielder0000
 Total 0000