Swifts do well but lack in­ten­sity

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

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):

this week­end

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.

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