Swifts do well but lack intensity
Swifts Ladies team began their 2015 campaign in emphatic fashion with a 3-0 away win over one of their biggest rivals.
The team has new coaching staff this season and, with only one pre-season match under their belt, the first match was always going to be something of a step into the unknown. But the team delivered on its promise at the first time of asking, carrying on from where they left off at the end of 2014.
Annemieke Verstraten, Patrice Adamson and Krystal Morrison netted the goals for the Swifts Ladies in a match that was initially tight, but saw increasing Matamata dominance as it progressed. The Swifts held a vital single goal lead at the break and were able to pick their opponents off during the second half to secure the three points.
Equally as pleasing as the three goals would have been the clean sheet which ensured the perfect beginning to what is a season full of promise for the team.
Fixtures for (April 18/19):
Tauranga City Utd v Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts, Links Ave, Mt Maunganui, 2.45pm. Tauranga Old Blues v Swifts Reserves, Wharepai Domain, Tauranga, 12.30pm – both Saturday. Ngaruawahia Utd v Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies, Centennial Park, Ngaruawahia, 11am – Sunday.