Matamata Swifts have suffered their first defeat since May in going down 2-0 to the league leaders.

Fury scored a goal in each half to comfortably see off the Matamata challenge. The first goal was classic route one, with a clearance from Fury’s keeper taking advantage of the strong breeze to catch out a flat Swifts back four, followed by a neat finish. The second goal came right after the break when the visitors prodded home from a corner the Swifts should have done better to defend.

Matamata played some decent stuff during the second half but didn’t put the visitors enough pressure in the attacking third to threaten a result. While the two goals were avoidable and the Swifts played some nice football through the middle of the park, if you don’t create chances you don’t score goals and you don’t win.

It was a good opportunity to assess where the side is at against the best team in the league. The team competed well, but fell short. In particular, the Swifts didn’t use the conditions as well as they could have been used. More lessons learnt, then, for this young side.

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


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000
AFC Fury112

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
13Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
14Ignacio Trias 21Midfielder0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
21Callum Barr 14Midfielder0000
 Total 0000

AFC Fury

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards