Rotorua United 1-4 Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts consolidated their top three spot in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership after winning 4-1 at Rotorua United.

The Swifts have struggled away from home recently but had this match in the bag by half time. The team started well, but had to wait until just before the half hour to open the scoring. Jordane Lambert hammered the ball home at the far post then, five minutes before the break, doubled his, and his team’s, tally.

Brad West stroked home his eighth goal of the season two minutes before half time to have Matamata three goals to the good, and cruising, at the turn.

Rotorua continued to go long during the second half, which is a tactic Matamata has struggled with this season, but the Swifts dealt well with the pressure and hit their fourth goal less than ten minutes after the restart through Ben Vogt. The hosts got a late consolation when a deflected shot found the mark, but by then the match was well and truly wrapped up.

Photo: Ashleen Connell Photography.


Date Time League Season
July 30, 2016 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2016


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


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Rotorua United011Loss
Matamata Swifts314Win

Rotorua United

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary Dobson 22Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
7Brad West 15Midfielder1000
9Jordane LambertMidfielder2000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
12Ben Vogt 8Forward1000
16Chris WalkerForward0000
18Shaun RichardsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
8Scott Parsonage 12Midfielder0000
15Will Judson 7Defender0000
22Mike Candy 2Defender0000
 Total 4000