Stanley Group Matamata Swifts have held high flying Cambridge to a draw in the final Federation League Division 1 match at the Domain this season.

A tight, competitive first half offered up little in the way of goal scoring opportunities but the game opened up after the break.

The visitors took the lead when their top scorer, Jack Taylor, finished neatly after being superbly played through.

The goal was doubly disappointing as the Swifts should have been ahead not long before. Cambridge’s keeper made a hash of a cross and carried the ball over the line, but his quick thinking to push the ball out, along with unsighted officials, meant the visitors dodged a bullet.

Thankfully it didn’t take Matamata long to get on level terms after Bjorn Vossen rammed home a penalty following a push in the box.

Cambridge finished the stronger after both Vossen and Sam Masterson were forced off injured, meaning Matamata opened up a bit more than they would have liked.

But the Swifts held on and now must reset themselves for their final match of the season, a Federation Challenge Shield challenge at Cambridge next Saturday.

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Date Time League Season
September 6, 2014 2:45 pm Federation League Division 1 2014


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw
Cambridge FC011Draw

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam Masterson 13Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
12Peter McCoskrieForward0000
13Lawrence Clothier 3Midfielder0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
18Shaun Richardson 20Forward0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Bjorn Vossen 18Defender1000
21Callum BarrMidfielder0000
 Total 1000

Cambridge FC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards