Tauranga BC 2-3 Swifts
Tauranga Boys College 2-3 Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts
Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts have closed the gap on second placed Rotorua United after a 3-2 away win at Tauranga Boys College on Saturday.
The Swifts, led by a hat trick from Frenchman Jordane Lambert, secured their fourth win in six WaiBOP Premiership games. They were put under pressure by their talented, youthful opponents, but had enough about them to get the result at a venue at which they normally struggle.
Boys College opened the scoring with a fine strike but a double from Lambert saw the Swifts enter half time with the lead. The equaliser came from a narrow angle on the half hour and Lambert’s second from distance just four minutes before the break.
The hosts got themselves back on level terms just after half time and the teams traded blows up until the closing stages. With four minutes remaining, Lambert completed his first Swifts hat trick. After being played in by Scott Parsonage he composed himself then won the game with a quality finish.
With Rotorua United losing to leaders, Ngongotaha, the Swifts are now two points behind the second placed side, who they host at the Domain this Saturday.
|May 7, 2016||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2016|
|452 Devonport Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Tauranga BC FC||1||1||2||Loss|
Tauranga BC FC
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|4||Jamie Baxter 13||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|7||Brad West 18||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|13||Lawrence Clothier 4||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|18||Shaun Richardson 7||Defender||0||0||0||0|