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.”
|April 1, 2017||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2017|
|7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Tauranga BC FC||1||3||4||Loss|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|2||Gary Dobson 13||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|18||Shaun Richardson 22||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|20||Bjorn Vossen 19||Midfielder||1||0||0||0|
|13||Chris Monteith 2||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|19||Logan Raynel 20||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|22||Mike Candy 18||Defender||0||0||0||0|
Tauranga BC FC
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|