Comag Matamata Swifts suffered their largest defeat of the season, going down 5-1 at Loaded WaiBOP Premiership title challengers, Papamoa.

The match began brightly for the Swifts, however, as they not only held Papamoa at bay but proved more than a match for their heavily favoured opponents. Unfortunately a nightmare spell in the nine minutes leading up to half time sealed the game for Papamoa as they rattled home three goals to undo all Matamata’s earlier good work.

After some half time self-assessment, Matamata came out strongly and pulled a 52nd minute goal back through Brayden Lissington to provide some hope.

But that was swiftly snuffed out as Papamoa restored their three goal lead before the hour mark. A late strike from the hosts completed a tough afternoon for the Swifts and one they will need to respond positively to in their next match, which is at home against Melville United this coming Saturday.


Date Time League Season
July 21, 2018 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2018


Gordon Spratt Park
117 Doncaster Drive, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3187, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Loss


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jeremy PopeGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 12Midfielder0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
13Dwayne SignelDefender0000
15Brayden LissingtonMidfielder0000
16Chris Walker 2Forward0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
21Sean KippingMidfielder0000
22Hardeep Shettra 17Defender0000
2Radge Avergonzado 16Midfielder0000
12Mike Smith 6Midfielder0000
17Hardy Rosas 22Forward0000
 Total 0000