A couple of late injury withdrawals meant Comag Matamata Swifts arrived at top-four side Otorohanga with just twelve fit players, including two who had been drafted in from the Fez Kebab 3rd team. Despite this, Matamata battled to a second consecutive 2-2 draw.

The Swifts began the match strongly and traded goals with the hosts during the opening 20 minutes. Otorohanga went ahead early, but Ellis Breadmore levelled things up with his latest goal in what has been a fine recent goal scoring run. Matamata ploughed through the remainder of the half, in challenging conditions, and matched their better-performed opponents through much of the second period too.

Paul Weymouth, in his first start for the side, put in a stirring performance, while the defensive unit stood up to the pressure. The hosts broke through, though, inside the final quarter and looked set to sneak home with the points.

It seemed like a familiar ending, with the Swifts in the recent habit of losing points late, but this time they were able to reverse the trend. The team’s efforts were, finally, rewarded when Breadmore struck home with a minute remaining to help the Swifts secure a vital share of the points.


Date Time League Season
August 7, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Otorohanga Domain
Otorohanga Swimming Complex, Domain Drive, Otorohanga, Otorohanga District, Waikato, 3900, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts112Draw


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen PowellDefender0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
7Radge Avergonzado 13Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis BreadmoreForward2000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
21Hardeep ShettraDefender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
26Paul WeymouthMidfielder0000
6Chris LeeMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
13Finn Challis 7Defender0000
 Total 2000