Comag Matamata Swifts are the sole remaining unbeaten side in The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership after Saturday’s round 5.

The Swifts’ game against Otumoetai was far from a classic. Both sides had battled through 120 minutes of ISPS Handa Chatham Cup football only two days earlier and it showed. The Swifts returned from their ANZAC Day cup trip to Auckland after a penalty shoot-out victory over Dalian FC in what was, on many levels, a crazy match.

The confidence was palpable but, unfortunately, the win came with a price and Swifts coach Scott Parsonage was forced into a host of injury-related alterations for the match against Otumoetai.

There was little in the way of serious goal mouth action as Otumoetai and the Swifts comfortably kept each other in check. The goals came within a minute of each other midway through the second half. The visitors nodded home from a set-piece and, given the way the match had gone, seemed set for victory.

But Matamata captain, Andrew Clothier, drove forward from the kick-off and was fouled in the Otumoetai box for a clear cut penalty. Jamie Baxter converted to ensure both sides took a point in what was a fair result.


Date Time League Season
April 27, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
3Chris MonteithDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad West 21Midfielder0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
13Dwayne Signel 8Defender0000
15Brayden LissingtonMidfielder0000
17Danny StylesDefender0000
18Hardy RosasForward0000
19Hayden TurlingtonForward0000
8Scott Parsonage 13Midfielder0000
21Sam Hills 7Forward0000
16Lawrence ClothierMidfielder0000
22Mike CandyDefender0000
 Total 1000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards