With expectations raised after a good start to the season, Comag Matamata Swifts suffered something resembling a reality check at Te Awamutu on Saturday.
A generally sluggish performance against a team up for the fight saw the Swifts drop two points after being held to a 1-1 draw.
It could have been worse, with Matamata finally scrambling the ball home off a Te Awamutu defender in second half added time. The home side had been gifted the lead as early as the eleventh minute, when Matamata gave away a penalty that was duly converted.
The Swifts should have been on level terms much earlier than they were, but a lack of composure, some solid defending by the hosts, and a muted overall effort ensured a frustrating day at the office.
|July 11, 2020||2:45 pm||WaiBOP Premiership||2020|
|Te Awamutu Stadium|
|226 Armstrong Avenue, Te Awamutu 3800, New Zealand|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
|Te Awamutu AFC||1||0||1||Draw|
Te Awamutu AFC
|Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|1||Kyle van Waveren||Goalkeeper||0||0||0||0|
|6||Reuben Wigelsworth 23||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|8||Chris Lee 9||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|11||Alex Mukuka 12||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|9||Troy Rosser 8||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|12||Mike Smith 11||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|
|23||Karam Singh 6||Midfielder||0||0||0||0|