Matamata Swifts 6-4 Tauranga Boys’

The 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership season began with a bang for Matamata Swifts as they traded ten goals with Tauranga Boys’ College at the Domain on Saturday.

Thankfully the Swifts ran out 6-4 victors, although coach Paul Richardson and his players will be a little disappointed the win wasn’t far more emphatic.

Goals from Chris Walker, Bjorn Vossen and Dayne Willemsen saw Matamata into a 3-1 half time lead, before Walker and Willemsen struck again, either side of a Brad West goal to stretch the margin to 6-2.

The students, however, looked sharp on the break and a couple of goals in the final quarter gave the final scoreline a quite remarkable look. With the game all but decided the Swifts became sloppy out of possession and rather let their opponents off the hook in what really should have been a right old hammering.

Richardson focused on the positive elements of his team’s performance. “Our attacking play looked great at times, and we probably should have had a few more goals. Obviously we’re not pleased to have let in four, though, so we have a bit of work to do on our defensive transitions.”


Date Time League Season
April 1, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts336Win
Tauranga BC FC134Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
2Gary Dobson 13Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterDefender0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad WestMidfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward2000
10Dayne WillemsenForward2000
11Sam MastersonMidfielder0000
18Shaun Richardson 22Defender0000
20Bjorn Vossen 19Midfielder1000
13Chris Monteith 2Defender0000
19Logan Raynel 20Midfielder0000
22Mike Candy 18Defender0000
 Total 6000

Tauranga BC FC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards