Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts’ victory at Waikato Unicol headlined a strong weekend for Swifts football teams.

The Swifts won 2-0 at Waikato University on Saturday and now sit in outright second spot on the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership table. Two first half goals, to Brad West and Andrew Clothier, ensured the Swifts would return from a ground they usually struggle at with maximum points on a weekend when all the teams around them on the table also picked up points.

Matamata was, for the most part, in control of this match. West’s goal in the tenth minute, his fifth of the season, settled any nerves, and when Clothier curled the ball in from outside the box 25 minutes later Matamata looked odds on for their eighth win in eleven games.

Unicol had their moments, but the Swifts back four was strong when needed, while the attacking players created enough to deserve at least another goal. With Melville being held to a draw at home the Swifts now have sole possession of second and sit three points off top spot.


Date Time League Season
June 18, 2016 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2016


Waikato University
205 Silverdale Road, University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Waikato Unicol000Win
Matamata Swifts202Win

Waikato Unicol

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
7Brad West 13Midfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Jordane LambertMidfielder0000
10Andrew ClothierForward1000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
16Chris Walker 21Forward0000
18Shaun Richardson 3Defender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
3Hardeep Shettra 18Defender0000
13Lawrence Clothier 7Midfielder0000
21Rafael Berthelot 16Midfielder0000
 Total 2000