The Stanley Joinery Matamata Swifts returned from Taupo with a point after the second draw of the season between these two sides.

It was great to have a gathering of supporters travel down to watch the game. Matamata played some tidy football during the 1st half, without really threatening enough to suggest a goal. That penetrating pass and a will to strike on goal deserted the team.

The Swifts conceded a goal due to switching off at a free kick. It was the sort of mistake teams cannot make at any level of football and we paid the price. After a few words of encouragement at half time and reminding players of their roles and tasks the team produced a far better 2nd half display.

Lawrence Clothier scored a very nice goal to level the game and the Swifts played with pace and intent and could have picked up 3 points.

A special mention goes to Bjorn Vossen who crawled off his sick bed to play the full game and Sam Masterton who put in a very busy display in midfield. He continues to grow in that role.


Date Time League Season
August 9, 2014 2:45 pm Federation League Division 1 2014


Crown Park
135 Taharepa Road, Tauhara, Taupo 3330, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan WiseGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
3Sam MastersonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
13Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
14Ignacio Trias 21Midfielder0000
15Will JudsonDefender0000
19Dwayne SignelDefender0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
21Callum Barr 14Midfielder0000
 Total 0000