The Swifts have sunk to their sixth league loss on the trot after drawing another blank, this time against Old Blues.

Much of the damage was done early on when some sleepy defending allowed the visitors in for two chances they couldn’t really miss, making the score 2-0 inside 15 minutes. It was a horror start and close to a coach killer, undoing all the work that had gone into the preparation for the match.

Matamata competed well for most of the rest of the match, hitting the upright during the first half and carving out a couple of dead set chances in the second half. Unfortunately neither Callum Bar nor Ignacio Trias could hit the target when through on the keeper.

Old Blues got their insurance goal as the match entered its closing phase when one of their strikers nipped in to finish with a neat header.

Once again individual errors and spells of inconsistency within the match proved costly for the Swifts. A more focused approach and better decision making, coupled with players taking responsibility for their own and the team’s performance, are needed if the Swifts hope to snap what is becoming an alarming losing run.

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Date Time League Season
May 10, 2014 2:45 pm Federation League Division 1 2014


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000
Old Blues213

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jonathan CrookGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
19Sam MastersonDefender0000
10Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Paul Richardson 6Midfielder0000
7Brad West 17Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
6Chris Powell 6Defender0000
12Peter McCoskrieForward0000
17Ignacio Trias 7Midfielder0000
15Will Judson 18Defender0000
18Shaun Richardson 15Defender0000
20Bjorn VossenForward0000
21Callum BarrMidfielder0000
 Total 0000

Old Blues

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards