On Saturday, in front of a great end of season crowd, Comag Matamata Swifts came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline. Their visitors, Otumoetai, struck from a free kick just before the hour mark, in what was, by and large, a tight, physical encounter that never rose to any great heights.

Both sides created a handful of other good opportunities but struggled with the quality needed to take full advantage. In general, the spectacle didn’t quite match the stunning conditions as the Swifts, along with their opponents, played out a result that saw them both nestle into a mid-table Loaded WaiBOP Premiership finish for 2018.

For Matamata, it was a challenging 2018 season. For a while the team was on the fringes of the title race but injuries to key players, including season enders to Dayne Willemsen and Matt Aberhart, plagued the squad throughout. There’s talent and potential within the group, however, so 2019 looks bright.


Date Time League Season
September 8, 2018 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2018


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Karam Singh 1Goalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
12Mike Smith 13Midfielder0000
13Dwayne SignelDefender0000
15Brayden LissingtonMidfielder0000
18Andrew ClothierForward0000
20Bjorn Vossen 8Defender0000
22Hardeep ShettraDefender0000
1Rob Longstaff 1Goalkeeper0000
8Scott Parsonage 20Midfielder0000
13Lawrence Clothier 12Midfielder0000
 Total 0000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards