A patched up Comag Matamata Swifts fell behind early on to a deflected effort from visitors Otorohanga and withstood a heap of first half pressure as the visitors looked to use the heavy breeze to their advantage. Goalie, Kyle van Waveren, was called on to make several outstanding saves.

The Swifts were far stronger after the break, controlling more of the game and limiting the previously threatening visitors to the occasional counter attack and shot from distance.

Otorohanga doubled their lead inside the final twenty minutes from one such counter and the game looked done, but the Swifts hit back with fifteen minutes left. Finn Challis played in Anton Ganas who struck his second goal of the season bringing Matamata back to life.

Five minutes later Ganas was hauled down in the box by Otorohanga’s goalie and it looked certain the Swifts would have a chance to equalise from the spot, but the man in the middle thought otherwise despite receiving the correct advice from his better positioned assistant.

Matamata continued to push during the game’s final stages but couldn’t force an equaliser, then saw Otorohanga seal their 3-1 victory deep into added time


Date Time League Season
August 1, 2020 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2020


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Kyle van WaverenGoalkeeper0000
3Adam Harris 8Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 9Midfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder1000
12Mike Smith 21Midfielder0000
15Blair Griffiths 13Defender0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder0000
24Nathan FareyMidfielder0000
25Mathew PottsMidfielder0000
26Dwayne SignelDefender0000
8Chris Lee 3Midfielder0000
9Troy Rosser 6Midfielder0000
13Finn Challis 15Defender0000
21Campbell Higgins 12Defender0000
23Karam SinghMidfielder0000
 Total 1000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards