The weekend’s wild weather didn’t stop local football from continuing, but it was a bleak couple of days on the results front for all four of Matamata Swifts senior teams.
All three men’s teams played at home on Saturday, with Comag Matamata Swifts WaiBOP Premiership match against league leaders, Taupo, the headline act. The Swifts put up good account for themselves but two late goals, while down to ten players, put paid to their hopes of gaining a result.
Ellis Breadmore twice put the Swifts in front during the first half but, as the conditions worsened and the game opened up, the visitors drew level both times.
After the break it was Taupo’s turn to take the lead, before the Swifts hit back almost immediately through Radge Avergonzado, who then went close to restoring Matamata’s advantage.
The pendulum finally swung Taupo’s way during the closing stages as, having used all their substitutes, the Swifts were reduced to ten men following the latest in their catalogue of injuries. Two goals either side of the 90 minute mark completed a 5-3 win for the league leaders.
|July 17, 2021||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2021|
|7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand|
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