COMAG Matamata Swifts 5-1 Otumoetai
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership
COMAG Matamata Swifts defeated Otumoetai FC 5-1 at the Matamata Domain on Saturday to maintain their top three spot in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership.
For the second week in a row the Swifts were two goals to the good inside the opening ten minutes, but this week they kicked on against a side they’ve struggled with in the past. Glen Carmichael, in his first start for Matamata since his return from Cambridge, opened the scoring then leading scorer, Chris Walker, doubled the margin.
Walker helped himself to his second on the half hour, while the cross bar and Otumoetai’s keeper helped ensure the Swifts only led by three at the break.
The pace and precision of the front four of Walker, Carmichael and wide men Dayne Willemsen and Brad West ripped Otumoetai to pieces during a one sided opening 45 minutes.
They were at it again in the opening stages of the second half as Walker crossed for Carmichael to nod home his second. Otumoetai had a glimmer of hope just after the hour when they grabbed a goal back (a Swifts own goal) but it was only a brief respite. Walker, after three consecutive doubles in the league this season, slipped home his third goal for a well-deserved hat trick with thirteen minutes remaining.
Matamata was superb in patches in this game, particularly in the first half. The team looks irresistible going forward, at times, and the only regret from this match would have been that the victory margin wasn’t even larger.
|April 29, 2017||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2017|
|7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|7||Brad West 19||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|9||Chris Walker 12||Forward||3||0||0||0|
|18||Shaun Richardson 22||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|12||Radge Avergonzado 9||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|19||Logan Raynel 7||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|22||Mike Candy 18||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|