Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts were held to their fourth draw of the season by a spirited Katikati side who arrived at the Domain prepared to compete.

It took the Swifts until the 72nd minute before they found the first goal, when Andrew Clothier fired home from just inside the box, but the visitors were level soon after when they scrambled home from a corner that should have been cleared.

This led to a nervous final quarter hour for Matamata in which Katikati, who until their equaliser had barely threatened Jordan Wise’s goal, hit the cross bar and blazed wide as they went in search of an unlikely victory.

The Swifts had much the better of the possession stats for the bulk of the match, but were held at arm’s length by a Katikati side determined to take something back across the Kaimais with them. Once again, the lack of a true cutting edge proved costly for Matamata as they struggled for clear-cut openings in the attacking third.

Goal scorer Clothier was lively while Dwayne Signal, on his return to the side after an injury enforced layoff, looked the standout player on the field.


Date Time League Season
June 13, 2015 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2015


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie Baxter 7Midfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Murray McKenzie 14Forward0000
10Andrew ClothierForward1000
12Joe TompsettDefender0000
15Will Judson 13Defender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Jackson AllenDefender0000
7Brad West 4Midfielder0000
13Lawrence Clothier 15Midfielder0000
14Logan Allen 9Forward0000
 Total 1000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards