The weekend’s wild weather didn’t stop local football from continuing, but it was a bleak couple of days on the results front for all four of Matamata Swifts senior teams.

All three men’s teams played at home on Saturday, with Comag Matamata Swifts WaiBOP Premiership match against league leaders, Taupo, the headline act. The Swifts put up good account for themselves but two late goals, while down to ten players, put paid to their hopes of gaining a result.

Ellis Breadmore twice put the Swifts in front during the first half but, as the conditions worsened and the game opened up, the visitors drew level both times.

After the break it was Taupo’s turn to take the lead, before the Swifts hit back almost immediately through Radge Avergonzado, who then went close to restoring Matamata’s advantage.

The pendulum finally swung Taupo’s way during the closing stages as, having used all their substitutes, the Swifts were reduced to ten men following the latest in their catalogue of injuries. Two goals either side of the 90 minute mark completed a 5-3 win for the league leaders.


Date Time League Season
July 17, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts213Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen PowellDefender0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
7Radge AvergonzadoMidfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis BreadmoreForward2000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
21Hardeep ShettraDefender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
5Ethan DavisForward0000
25Jordan GriffithsMidfielder0000
 Total 3000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards