Old Blues 3-2 Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts failed to recover from a horror opening fifteen minutes, falling to a 3-2 defeat at traditional bogey team Old Blues in Tauranga.

The Swifts failed to deal with the blustery conditions and some impressive early direct football from the opponents. Their improving defensive unit uncharacteristically leaked three goals inside the first quarter hour in what was a far from ideal start.

But Matamata improved as the game went on, and when Chris Walker scored his third goal in four games just after the half hour his team had a foothold in the match. The Swifts continued to mount the pressure and carved out openings they failed to take.

It was the same story after the break, but Matamata left it too late to score their second. Walker popped up again with four minutes left in what was the only further scoring of the match. Although Matamata left themselves in a huge hole after the opening period, they responded well and would have been disappointed not to have at least grabbed a point.

Leaders Ngongotaha won again, meaning Matamata is now six points off top spot in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership but still sit in second.


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


Wharepai Domain
25 Cameron Road, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Old Blues303Win
Matamata Swifts112Loss

Old Blues

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie Baxter 11Midfielder0000
7Brad West 15Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Jordane LambertMidfielder0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
16Chris WalkerForward2000
18Shaun RichardsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
21Rafael BerthelotMidfielder0000
11Sam Masterson 4Defender0000
15Ben Vogt 7Forward0000
 Total 2000