Matamata Swifts officially welcomed COMAG on board as naming rights sponsor of the club’s first team with a resounding 6-0 victory at the Domain over Onehunga Mangere United in the latest round of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup.

The Auckland-based visitors play one league higher than Matamata so entered the match as warm favourites. But it was the Swifts who looked the sharper outfit right from the kick-off and they crafted several openings before leading scorer, Chris Walker, finally put them in front just after the 20 minute mark.

Midfielder Sam Masterson, one of the Swifts’ best performers on the day, doubled Matamata’s lead six minutes before the break when his cross-come-shot flew under the crossbar.

The visitors had looked good on the break, hitting the crossbar during the first half, but Matamata effectively ended their resistance when Brad West skipped around the keeper five minutes into the second half to give the Swifts a three goal lead.

From there the Swifts powered home, scoring three times in the final quarter hour to complete the rout. Captain Scott Parsonage helped himself to a double – one from close range and one a screamer from outside the box – before substitute Logan Raynel slid home the sixth right on full time.

After a preliminary round victory and now this result in round 1 the Swifts are now as far into the cup as they’ve been for a decade. The draw for round 2 is early this week and there is the potential to play one of the country’s biggest clubs. Hopefully the Swifts get the chance to do this at the Domain.


Date Time League Season
May 13, 2017 2:00 pm Chatham Cup 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts246Win
Onehunga Mangere000Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad West 19Midfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder2000
9Chris WalkerForward1000
10Dayne WillemsenForward0000
11Sam MastersonDefender1000
13Glen Carmichael 17Midfielder0000
15Dwayne Signel 22Defender0000
18Shaun RichardsonDefender0000
19Logan Raynel 7Midfielder1000
22Mike Candy 15Defender0000
17Seif Benmansoor 13Midfielder0000
 Total 6000

Onehunga Mangere

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards