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.