Comag Matamata Swifts picked up their first win of 2019 at Te Puke on Saturday in their second Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership match of the season.

A much changed Swifts side got the match going positively when Radge Avergonzado slotted home early on. The goal should have settled any nerves but Matamata were their own worst enemies on a surface they failed to fully come to grips with over the 90 minutes.

Te Puke, whose players seemed to spend the match competing with each other to see who could kick the ball the furthest, hit back when a deflected free kick found the back of the net before half time.

The second half didn’t have much to recommend it. The Swifts slogged it out on a surface that made their much-maligned Pohlen Park training ground look half decent and eventually found a winner ten minutes from the end. Reuben Wiglesworth drove the ball home after another raid forward finally bore some positive fruit.

It wasn’t Matamata’s best day at the office, with the amount of personnel changes and the conditions leading to a disjointed performance, but the result was all that mattered on the day.


Date Time League Season
April 6, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Litt Park
18A Gisborne Road, Te Puke 3119, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Te Puke101Loss
Matamata Swifts112Win

Te Puke

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
2Radge Avergonzado 8Midfielder1000
3Chris MonteithDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder1000
10Andrew Clothier 5Forward0000
11Kyle WisnewskiForward0000
16Lawrence Clothier 12Midfielder0000
17Danny StylesDefender0000
18Hardy RosasForward0000
19Hayden TurlingtonForward0000
5Kody Nowell 10Forward0000
8Scott Parsonage 2Midfielder0000
12Mike Smith 16Midfielder0000
 Total 2000