Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts suffered only their second WaiBOP Premiership defeat of the season in going down disappointingly at Rotorua United.

The Swifts have built a solid record this season and, prior to the match, sat just off the pace in fifth on the table. This match doubled as a Federation Challenge Shield challenge so the team had every motivation to put in a decent performance. Unfortunately it was a rather subdued afternoon for the Swifts as they failed to fully get to grips with a stubborn opponent.

Matamata has struggled at Neil Hunt Park in the past, and the outcome here proved disconcertingly similar. Rotorua scored a goal in each half to claim a deserved victory.

The Swifts certainly weren’t short of fight, picking up four second half bookings as they battled to make things happen, but the extra bit of quality was missing this weekend.


Date Time League Season
May 30, 2015 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2015


Neil Hunt Park
26 Lynbert Road, Lynmore, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Rotorua United112Win
Matamata Swifts000Loss

Rotorua United

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Murray McKenzie 7Forward0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
12Joe TompsettDefender0000
13Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
15Will Judson 11Defender0000
16Ronan CostelloMidfielder0000
7Brad West 9Midfielder0000
11Luis John 15Midfielder0000
 Total 0000