Melville united 5-3 Matamata Swifts
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

If you want to see goals in this season’s Loaded WaiBOP Premiership you’d better make sure you follow Matamata Swifts. Their second round match, at Hamilton’s Melville United, saw the teams trade eight goals. This followed ten goals in last Saturday’s opener.

Unfortunately this time the Swifts didn’t find themselves on the right side of the final score line, losing 5-3. They let Melville out to a three goal lead in the first half, including two own goals, before the twin threat up front of Chris Walker and Dayne Willemsen hauled the margin back to one by the break.

A similarly open second half saw Melville score again, but the Swifts created enough to at least get a point and possibly win it. Walker made it 4-3 with twelve minutes to go but the equaliser wouldn’t come and Melville sealed it in the final minute.

More precision up top and pragmatism at the back would have seen quite a different result for a Swifts side that was missing several senior players. Lesson learned, hopefully.

eport and pic to come.


Date Time League Season
April 8, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Gower Park
3B Sandleigh Road, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Melville United325Win
Matamata Swifts213Loss

Melville United

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Hardeep Shettra 19Midfielder0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward2000
10Dayne WillemsenForward1000
18Shaun Richardson 6Defender0000
22Mike CandyDefender0000
6Dan Mills 18Midfielder0000
19Logan Raynel 3Midfielder0000
 Total 3000