Swifts play for second place
Waikato Stud Matamata Swifts can still finish second in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership after neighbours, Cambridge, were held to a goalless draw on Saturday.
That result moved Cambridge a point ahead of Matamata in the standings, but they’ve completed their schedule, while the Swifts, who haven’t had a game for two weeks, have one final match to play this Saturday.
But it won’t be an easy task though.
Matamata welcomes Premiership Champions Ngongotaha to the Domain this Saturday.
The visitors, who scored their 100th league goal in their last match, will be keen to maintain their unbeaten record and finish their league campaign in style.
The Swifts are already guaranteed a top three finish – their best effort since winning the Premiership in 2009 – so really have nothing to lose, which means this could be an open, entertaining encounter between two of the league’s freest scoring sides.
The match kicks off at 2.45pm at the Domain on Saturday. It will be preceded by a game between the reserve sides from both clubs.
Meanwhile, the Swifts A side was the only Matamata team to take the field over the weekend just gone. didn’t go ahead at Hamiltonians chose default.
In the only other Premiership match played, Old Blues beat Melville United 3-0 thanks to a Franz Marko double and a goal from Marcus Bathan. The win moved Old Blues ahead of SGS Papamoa into seventh, while Melville finished the season in fifth. the to
Swifts’ Jamie Cox, against Melville United earlier this year. He scored against Cambridge at the weekend.