The Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts were stung by an 89th minute equaliser causing them to fall just short of bagging back-to-back WaiBOP Premiership victories.

But after taking the lead from a corner in the 55th minute, the Swifts had done well to hold their hosts scoreless that long. Jamie Baxter saw his wicked corner deflected into the Papamoa goal by one of the home side’s defenders but Papamoa hit back hard, hitting the woodwork twice before their late breakthrough.

In what was, for the most part, a disjointed game, for some reason both sides struggled to play compelling football on the vast Gordon Spratt Reserve. The surface was good, however, which makes it difficult to explain the lack of crispness or intensity form either side.

Having gone ahead, the Swifts will be disappointed not to have held on for the win, particularly after substitute Shaun Richardson had seemingly doubled the Swifts lead from an on-side position only moments before the equaliser, only to see the flag raised. At this stage of the side’s development, however, collecting points is important, so a draw is not the end of the world.

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Date Time League Season
April 11, 2015 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2015


Gordon Spratt Park
117 Doncaster Drive, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3187, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
13Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
14Logan Allen 18Forward0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Jackson AllenDefender0000
18Shaun Richardson 14Forward0000
 Total 1000