Saturday’s Premiership game was a lesson in finishing as the well performed Bulk Lines Otorohanga scored early and late to run out 6-2 winners on a Domain that makes Chris Bedford’s paddocks look like Wembley.

While the recurring injury problems aren’t helping, the Swifts’ propensity to over play on a surface even Pep Guardiola’s rampant Barcelona side of a decade ago would struggle with, is equally of concern.

Matamata briefly threatened a revival after goals from Chris Walker and Pete Shannon midway through the second half, but the visitors were too sharp and too clinical at the pointy end of the field.


Date Time League Season
May 22, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts022Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen PowellDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Chris Lee 17Midfielder0000
7Radge Avergonzado 25Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward1000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete Shannon 22Midfielder1000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
17Ben Johnson 6Forward0000
22Hayri Cihan 16Forward0000
25Jordan Griffiths 7Midfielder0000
 Total 2000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards