The Swifts began brightly against an Otumoetai side whose 2-0 win on the day confirmed their sport as runners-up in the 2019 Soccer Shop Premiership.

Matamata created openings during the first 45 minutes but their slightly stronger, slightly better organised opponents had enough in them to ensure the match remained goalless at the break.

When the teams turned, Otumoetai stepped up their game, pressed and harried Matamata’s defenders and twice took advantage of openings created largely by pressure-enforced defensive errors.

That was the difference between the two sides as Matamata wasn’t afforded the time and space offered by their recent run of opponents and they fell to their first defeat in seven games.


Date Time League Season
September 7, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Fergusson Park
131 Waratah Street, Matua, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000Loss


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Adam HarrisDefender0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
18Hardy RosasForward0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
22Mike CandyDefender0000
23Anton GanasMidfielder0000
 Total 0000