COMAG Matamata Swifts 5-1 Otumoetai
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

COMAG Matamata Swifts defeated Otumoetai FC 5-1 at the Matamata Domain on Saturday to maintain their top three spot in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership.

For the second week in a row the Swifts were two goals to the good inside the opening ten minutes, but this week they kicked on against a side they’ve struggled with in the past. Glen Carmichael, in his first start for Matamata since his return from Cambridge, opened the scoring then leading scorer, Chris Walker, doubled the margin.

Walker helped himself to his second on the half hour, while the cross bar and Otumoetai’s keeper helped ensure the Swifts only led by three at the break.

The pace and precision of the front four of Walker, Carmichael and wide men Dayne Willemsen and Brad West ripped Otumoetai to pieces during a one sided opening 45 minutes.

They were at it again in the opening stages of the second half as Walker crossed for Carmichael to nod home his second. Otumoetai had a glimmer of hope just after the hour when they grabbed a goal back (a Swifts own goal) but it was only a brief respite. Walker, after three consecutive doubles in the league this season, slipped home his third goal for a well-deserved hat trick with thirteen minutes remaining.

Matamata was superb in patches in this game, particularly in the first half. The team looks irresistible going forward, at times, and the only regret from this match would have been that the victory margin wasn’t even larger.


Date Time League Season
April 29, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts325Win

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
2Gary DobsonDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad West 19Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris Walker 12Forward3000
10Dayne WillemsenForward0000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
13Glen CarmichaelMidfielder2000
18Shaun Richardson 22Defender0000
12Radge Avergonzado 9Midfielder0000
19Logan Raynel 7Midfielder0000
22Mike Candy 18Defender0000
 Total 5000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards