Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts returned from Ngongotaha after taking a well-earned point from one of the league’s form teams. The Swifts have traditionally struggled at Stembridge Road, but the side competed well against rugged opposition.

The scoring took place inside the first quarter, with the hosts taking the lead before Swifts captain, Dwayne Signal, equalised with his first goal of the season. Signal, playing in a more advanced role these days, capitalised on some fine work from Ronan Costello.

While that was the end of the scoring, the match ebbed and flowed, with each side having their moments. The final couple of minutes saw both Ngongotaha and the Swifts squander gilt-edged chances in an ending that could have dramatically altered the outcome.

For Matamata, Joe Tompsett was solid, although the performance was built on a strong team effort, in which the Swifts looked far more secure than during last week’s ASB Chatham Cup win in Auckland.

Matamata now looks forward to the next round of the Cup, which is to be played at the Domain this Saturday against Waiuku AFC. Waiuku compete in NRFL Division 1, which is two leagues higher than the Swifts, so it will be a good test for the locals.

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


Stembridge Road
34 Stembridge Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts101Draw


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0010
4Jamie Baxter 17Midfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad West 14Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
12Joe TompsettDefender0000
16Ronan CostelloMidfielder0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender1000
20Jackson Allen 15Defender0000
14Logan Allen 7Forward0000
15Will Judson 20Defender0000
17Hugh Budge 4Midfielder0000
 Total 1010