Reserves lose to Cambridge
Richardson Racing Stables Swifts reserves were defeated 2-1 in the early game at Cambridge on Saturday in a classic game of two halves.
The reserves found themselves 2-0 down by half time after the hosts, Cambridge reserves, had dominated the first 45 minutes.
But Matamata responded with a far more assured showing in the second half.
Cambridge stuck the ball in their own net eight minutes after the restart but, try as they might, the reserves equaliser.
The Swifts A team was defeated 7-5 by Hamilton’s Eastern City in an extraordinary Waikato Division A match.
Ronan Costello (2), Jordan Morrison,Jamie Cox and Rob Cox scored for Matamata in what was a highly encouraging showing against the league leaders.
Matamata’s juniors were back in action after the long weekend.
The 10thGrade Rebels won 7-1 over Horotiu, with Liam Costello- couldn’t find an McVeigh scoring six goals, with the 11th Grade Dragons beat Cambridge 6-0 thanks to goals from Anshil Dayil (2), Reilly Benefield (2), Jack Rawiri and Dylan Brown.
In another result of note, the 9th Grade Strikers picked up their first point following a 2-2 draw with Crawshaw. The goals came from Caley van de Veen and Jamie Scott.