Player’s goal tally ex­cep­tional

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Both Mata­mata Swifts men’s teams will have felt hard done by on another chal­leng­ing Satur­day af­ter­noon, while the goals flew in for some of the club’s ju­nior teams.

Dy­lan Brown scored an in­cred­i­ble 11 goals in the Mata­mata Rebels’ 15-3 vic­tory in Hamil­ton and he’s sure to have the scouts flock­ing to the Do­main af­ter that ef­fort!

Otu­moetai 1-0 Waikato Stud Mata­mata Swifts

WaiBOP Premier­ship

Waikato Stud Mata­mata Swifts re­turned home empty handed af­ter a frus­trat­ing Satur­day af­ter­noon over the Kaimai. The side’s big­gest area for im­prove­ment, stick­ing the ball in the net, was on show again as the chances came and went but not one would go in.

The decisive goal in this game came just two min­utes be­fore half time.

Otu­moetai hoisted the ball into the box and, although Swifts keeper Jor­dan Wise got a hand to the re­sult­ing shot, it found its way into the back of the net.

The tim­ing couldn’t have been much worse.

Mata­mata bat­tled away dur­ing the sec­ond half, cre­at­ing enough chances to win the game, but the team lacked the cru­cial cut­ting edge.

The young Swifts side is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the va­garies of this great game and, while it will be scant so­lace, the more se­nior games they play the more con­sis­tent the side will be­come.

The Swifts will now look to a run of home games over the sec­ond half of the sea­son, in­clud­ing two in the next two weeks, as they at­tempt to re­gain some form and start head­ing back up the ta­ble.

Te Puke 3- 3 Richard­son Rac­ing Sta­bles Swifts Re­serves WaiBOP Cham­pi­onship

Richard­son Rac­ing Sta­bles Swifts re­serves came within sec­onds of record­ing what, on the sur­face, would have been one of the up­sets of the sea­son at pro­mo­tion chas­ing Te Puke.

The hosts re­quired a con­tro­ver­sial added time goal to res­cue a point against a Swifts re­serves side that re­bounded well from last week­end’s de­feat in Cam­bridge.

A top first half ef­fort saw the re­serves head into half time with a two goal lead thanks to strikes from Josh Oed and Lo­gan Raynel. The team set­tled into the game well, play­ing pos­i­tive at­tack­ing football that set the home side back.

The sides traded goals in the first 10 min­utes of the sec­ond half with Oed’s sec­ond goal of the af­ter­noon see­ing the re­serves en­ter the fi­nal 10 min­utes with a 3-1 lead, but Te Puke grabbed their sec­ond goal with eight min­utes re­main­ing then a late, late equaliser that had more than a hint of off-side about it.

The draw would have felt like a loss for a Swifts re­serve side that de­served more.

The ini­tial sense


in­jus­tice will pass and the coach­ing staff will re­flect on another good per­for­mance from this young de­vel­op­ment team.

Chal­lenge Mata­mata Swifts Ladies



had no game this week-

Ju­niors: Open Grade

– Mata­mata Hor­nets 4-0 Te Awa­mutu (Hor­nets scor­ers: Cameron Wright 2, Harry Con­ner, Sam Hills. Player of the Day (POD): Ja­cob Foughy); Mata­mata Hor­nets 8-0 Peach­grove – K/O Cup (Hor­nets scor­ers: Sam Hills 3, Ja­cob Foughy 2, Harry Con­ner, Ed­ward James, Don Smit­stra. POD: Don Smit­stra); Mata­mata Tigers 0-4 Glen­view United (Tigers’ POD: Jor­den Grif­fiths); Hill­crest 6-4 Mata­mata Tigers – K/O Cup (Tigers’ scor­ers: Will Bene­field 3, Will Winke. POD: Jay­den Baker). Mata­mata Fal­cons 3- 0 Ngaru­awahia. – HRFC 3-0 Mata­mata Jets.

– Mata­mata Dragons 4-4 HRFC ( Dragons’ scor­ers: Jake Fan­nin 2, Reilly Bene­field, Jack

11th Grade


Rawiri); Mata­mata Strik­ers 2-4 Hill­crest (Strik­ers’ scorer: Damon Shaw 2. POD: Keeley Temm).

– Hill­crest 3-15 Mata­mata Rebels Rebels’ scor­ers: Dy­lan Brown 11, Jack Tims 2, Jay Bene­field, Tim Bax­en­dine. POD: Brodie Rooney); South­well 3- 0 Mata­mata Ea­gles. – Mor­rinsville 0- 9 Mata­mata Mag­pies (Mag­pies’ scor­ers: Penny Lang 3, Eloise Assen 2, Ca­ley Van de Veen, Har­ri­son Smith, Nathan Quinn, Jamie Suisted. POD: Ca­ley Van de Veen).


Fix­tures for (July 11/12):


8th Grade

this week­end

Waikato Stud Mata­mata Swifts v Pa­pamoa, Mata­mata Do­main, 2.45pm on Satur­day. Richard­son Rac­ing Sta­bles Swifts re­serves v Te Awa­mutu, Mata­mata Do­main, 12.30pm on Satur­day. Ngaru­awahia v Chal­lenge Mata­mata Swifts Ladies, Cen­ten­nial Park, Ngaru­awahia, 11am on Sun­day.

Ju­nior Football and Mini-kick­ers

will re­sume on July 25, af­ter the school hol­i­days.

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