Stanley Joinery Matamata Swifts suffered last minute heart break again when an almost certain, and certainly deserved, three points were cruelly taken from their grasp thanks to a late equaliser.

Dropping points here would have been gut wrenching for the squad, but their performance was good. They suffocated a visiting Clube side, well known for their technical football, to the point the visitors ended up playing more like a route one, lower league English side than the Brazilian Selecao they model their game on.

The Swifts should have been out of sight well before centre half Michael Dawson finally nodded home a Jamie Baxter free kick. Baxter had several great opportunities earlier in the game to open the scoring himself.

Goalie Jordan Wise, who was hit late early in the game and spent most of it limping, was barely troubled due to the sterling work going on in front of him. He was left with no chance, however, when Clube grabbed their equaliser in a manner almost identical to Dawson’s opener.

So another afternoon of hard work and improved performance left the Swifts frustrated, but the young side is learning some valuable lessons in the best way possible – by experiencing them.

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Date Time League Season
August 16, 2014 2:45 pm Federation League Division 1 2014


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011
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Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
12Peter McCoskrieForward0000
13Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
14Ignacio Trias 18Midfielder0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
18Shaun Richardson 14Forward0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
21Callum BarrMidfielder0000
 Total 0000

HRFC Clube

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards