Comag Matamata Swifts’ excellent recent run continued as they won 5-0 over Tauranga Blue Rovers at a sodden Matamata Domain on Saturday.

Brad West poked home a Chris Walker cross less than ten minutes in to settle the home side’s nerves and they went on to provide a dominant display against a visiting side missing several key players.

Two goals in three minutes in the lead up to half time effectively settled the result as first Walker, then West again, fired home to give the Swifts a solid buffer at the break. Matamata probably should have had a couple more goals in the bank, but had proved wasteful in front of goal until their quickfire double.

It was much the same after the break as Matamata held sway after a brief Rovers resurgence. West completed his hat trick twenty minutes in before Jamie Baxter zipped home a free kick to complete the scoring with just over ten minutes left.

After looking to be in a serious relegation fight only three weeks ago, the Swifts have rediscovered their goal scoring mojo and have rocketed back up a congested table. They now appear to be playing like the side they looked like they were on course to be during the opening weeks of the season.


Date Time League Season
August 10, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts325Win
Tauranga Blue Rovers000Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad WestMidfielder3000
8Scott Parsonage 24Midfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward1000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
19Hayden TurlingtonForward0000
20Bjorn Vossen 23Defender0000
21Sam Hills 2Forward0000
22Mike CandyDefender0000
2Radge Avergonzado 21Midfielder0000
23Anton Ganas 20Midfielder0000
24Ramandeep Shettra 8Midfielder0000
5Adam HarrisDefender0000
 Total 5000

Tauranga Blue Rovers

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards