Comag Matamata Swifts slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Cambridge on Saturday, which was a result that sent the visitors to the top of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership table and left the Swifts marooned in mid-table.

Matamata took the lead 20 minutes into a tight, scrappy match that had few real openings to that point. Brad West was upended in the box leading to a penalty kick, which Jamie Baxter comfortably converted.

The visitors, after a slow start, started to gain a bit more control, forcing a number of free kicks and corners which, by and large, the Swifts dealt comfortably with. It was from a corner three minutes before the break, however, that the visitors scrambled home their equaliser after Matamata failed to clear.

Cambridge got the game’s decisive goal ten minutes after half time when they broke down the Swifts right to convert. Matamata should have been back on level terms almost immediately, but leading scorer Chris Walker shot over when put through.

The visitor’s defence tightened up as they determined to see the game out and claim the three valuable points. The Swifts biggest strength going forward – their pace – was somewhat nullified by the heavy conditions and their organised opponents.


Date Time League Season
July 22, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts101Loss
Cambridge FC112Win

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
10Dayne WillemsenForward0000
11Sam Masterson 6Defender0000
13Glen CarmichaelMidfielder0000
15Dwayne SignelDefender0000
18Shaun Richardson 22Defender0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 11Midfielder0000
22Mike Candy 18Defender0000
 Total 1000

Cambridge FC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards