Tauranga Boys College 2-3 Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts
WaiBOP Premiership

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.


Date Time League Season
May 7, 2016 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2016


Southey Field
452 Devonport Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Tauranga BC FC112Loss
Matamata Swifts213Win

Tauranga BC FC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie Baxter 13Midfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad West 18Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Jordane LambertMidfielder3000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
12Joe TompsettDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Chris MonteithDefender0000
13Lawrence Clothier 4Midfielder0000
18Shaun Richardson 7Defender0000
 Total 3000