Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts 7-1 Tauranga City United
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts picked up their largest Loaded WaiBOP Premiership win of the season with a 7-1 demolition job of visiting Tauranga City United.

The Swifts began the scoring early after Raphael Berthelot was played through and comfortably beat Tauranga’s keeper, but the visitors equalised in the 10th minute after the Matamata back four switched off. That goal was just a blip, however, and after Brad West had put the Swifts back in front three minutes later there was only ever going to be one winner.

Captain Scott Parsonage fired home Matamata’s third before Jordane Lambert showed a superb piece of skill to take two Tauranga defenders out of the game before rifling home to make it 4-1. Jamie Baxter converted his fourth penalty of the season, just before half time, to complete an excellent first 45 minutes of work.

West grabbed his second goal twelve minutes into the second half before midfielder, Sam Masterson, strolled through the Tauranga defence to complete the scoring midway through the half.

The Swifts were always in control of this one. Playing against opponents that had lost every game so far this season Matamata was always going to have too much firepower. There were times Matamata dropped their intensity and over complicated things when a more direct approach could have paid higher dividends. But the team controlled possession throughout, continued to create chances and banked a good win ahead of next week’s derby at Cambridge.


Date Time League Season
June 4, 2016 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2016


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts527Win
Tauranga City101Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
6Brayden Lissington 10Midfielder0000
7Brad West 13Midfielder2000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder1000
9Jordane Lambert 16Midfielder1000
11Sam MastersonDefender1000
18Shaun RichardsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
21Rafael BerthelotMidfielder1000
10Andrew Clothier 6Forward0000
13Lawrence Clothier 7Midfielder0000
16Chris Walker 9Forward0000
 Total 7000

Tauranga City

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards