Comag Matamata Swifts’ excellent recent run continued as they won 5-0 over Tauranga Blue Rovers at a sodden Matamata Domain on Saturday.
Brad West poked home a Chris Walker cross less than ten minutes in to settle the home side’s nerves and they went on to provide a dominant display against a visiting side missing several key players.
Two goals in three minutes in the lead up to half time effectively settled the result as first Walker, then West again, fired home to give the Swifts a solid buffer at the break. Matamata probably should have had a couple more goals in the bank, but had proved wasteful in front of goal until their quickfire double.
It was much the same after the break as Matamata held sway after a brief Rovers resurgence. West completed his hat trick twenty minutes in before Jamie Baxter zipped home a free kick to complete the scoring with just over ten minutes left.
After looking to be in a serious relegation fight only three weeks ago, the Swifts have rediscovered their goal scoring mojo and have rocketed back up a congested table. They now appear to be playing like the side they looked like they were on course to be during the opening weeks of the season.
|August 10, 2019||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2019|
|7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Tauranga Blue Rovers||0||0||0||Loss|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|8||Scott Parsonage 24||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|20||Bjorn Vossen 23||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|21||Sam Hills 2||Forward||0||0||0||0|
|2||Radge Avergonzado 21||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|23||Anton Ganas 20||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|24||Ramandeep Shettra 8||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
Tauranga Blue Rovers
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|