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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|August 2, 2014||2:45 pm||Federation League Division 1||2014|
|7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|14||Ignacio Trias 21||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|21||Callum Barr 14||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|