Comag Matamata Swifts slipped to their first defeat of the season on Saturday, 1-0 at home against Papamoa FC.

The Swifts have opened the season with a run of games against the WaiBOP Premiership’s leading sides, with four of their first five matches against the current top four. Matamata sit in fifth. Papamoa had lost their unbeaten record last Saturday and the manner of their performance showed how keen they were to get back on track.

In a high tempo, aggressive match, both teams had their moments but virtually cancelled each other. The game’s solitary goal came midway through the first half when the Swifts got caught on the break. The first effort was blocked but the rebound fell kindly and was tucked away.

Clear cut openings were few and far between, with both teams being forced to shoot from distance. Matamata did have probably the best of the half-chances, with Brayden Lissington going close in the first half and Radge Avergonzado narrowly failing to connect in the second.

In the end, the Swifts had to suffer the frustration of a narrow defeat in a match neither side deserved to lose.


Date Time League Season
May 4, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
3Chris MonteithDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad West 2Midfielder0000
10Andrew ClothierForward0000
11Kyle Wisnewski 18Forward0000
13Dwayne SignelDefender0000
15Brayden LissingtonMidfielder0000
17Danny StylesDefender0000
20Bjorn Vossen 19Defender0000
2Radge Avergonzado 7Midfielder0000
18Hardy Rosas 11Forward0000
19Hayden Turlington 20Forward0000
21Sam HillsForward0000
22Mike CandyDefender0000
 Total 0000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards