Young Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts striker, Joe Tompsett, had an eventful afternoon as his team battled the conditions, desperate opponents and some interesting decisions to give interim coach, Paul Richardson his second win on the trot.

Tompsett scored the only goal of the game 26 seconds in, then found himself very harshly sent off with more than half an hour to go. The goal, Tompsett’s first for the Swifts, was excellent reward for his work rate, while everyone at the ground expected the red card to be shown to Katikati’s goalkeeper for his part in the clash between the two.

It wasn’t the only overly physical incident on an afternoon where Katikati, having lost eight games in a row, despairingly attempted to bully the young Swifts side out of the game. That tactic didn’t pay off as Matamata held their composure, with Jackson Allen and Chris Monteith, in his first start for the 1st team, both standing out.

On an afternoon where the senior squad was stretched through injury and unavailability, this was an impressively mature performance from a Swifts team that included ten players aged under 20.

Matamata now has three home games in a row to finish the season and, after gaining confidence from two solid victories, will be looking to finish the season strong.


Date Time League Season
September 5, 2015 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2015


Moore Park
64 Fairview Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts101Win


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
7Brad West 21Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
12Joe TompsettDefender0000
14Logan AllenForward0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
17Chris MonteithDefender0000
20Jackson AllenDefender0000
21Callum Barr 7Midfielder0000
 Total 0000