Comag Matamata Swifts returned from Taupo following a 1-1 draw more disappointed than pleased, which is a great sign for the future of this team.
The Swifts finished much the stronger of the two teams, having gone behind during the first half but drawing level midway through the second period. Matamata is still a developing team, but held their own during and even first half against a side that had begun the Premiership season strongly.
After the break, the team took the game to their opponents. Pace was introduced from the bench, which led to a 70th minute penalty that was converted by Jamie Baxter to draw the scores level. The Swifts kept pressing and all but forced a winner, hitting the woodwork twice and doing everything apart from scoring.
The match ended level, giving Matamata two wins and a draw from their opening five league matches, which have all been played away from home.
|May 1, 2021||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2021|
|135 Taharepa Road, Tauhara, Taupo 3330, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|11||Ellis Breadmore 7||Forward||0||0||0||0|
|19||Sam Masterson 2||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|2||Reagen Powell 19||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|7||Radge Avergonzado 11||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|