With more senior players seemingly injured than fit, it was another tough weekend for Matamata Swifts’ football teams. Comag Matamata Swifts shipped late goals again to come out on the wrong side of a 4-2 score line at Huntly Thistle, while Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves and Fez Kebab Swifts 3rds also tasted defeat.

The Swifts began brightly at Huntly and Radge Avergonzado, with his fifth goal of the season, gave the visitors a deserved lead early on. Both sides plugged away throughout the first half – the Swifts in search of further goals and Huntly looking for an equaliser – and it was the hosts who scored right on half time to send the teams in all square at half time.

Huntly then found the lead ten minutes after the break as the game ebbed and flowed. With twenty minutes remaining, it was Matamata’s turn to equalise when substitute, Ben Johnson, struck for the visitors.

Heading into the final stages it was anyone’s match but, as has been the case of late, Matamata’s lack of depth was to prove fatal. Two late goals for the hosts meant Matamata ended another game in which they deserved something empty handed.


Date Time League Season
July 24, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Huntly Domain
Park Avenue, Huntly, Waikato District, Waikato, 3700, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Huntly Thistle134Win
Matamata Swifts112Loss

Huntly Thistle

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen Powell 17Defender0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Chris LeeMidfielder0000
7Radge AvergonzadoMidfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis BreadmoreForward0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
17Ben Johnson 2Forward1000
 Total 2000