Comag Matamata Swifts recorded their first draw of the season on Saturday after being held 1-1 at the Domain by visitors Taupo.

With a top two spot still a realistic proposition Matamata began brightly against a Taupo side that had also come to play. The slick conditions produced an open encounter but neither could find the back of the net during the first half. Having said that, the Swifts did score when Glen Carmichael nipped in front of the keeper to fire home but the ‘goal’ was inexplicably ruled out.

Matamata also missed an open goal from a header, while Chris Walker grazed an upright during the first half. Taupo also hit an upright, which was the closest they came from the good number of chances they created.

Reuben Wigelsworth opened the scoring ten minutes into the second half when he rifled home from outside the box, but Matamata’s hard earned lead was thrown away ten minutes later. The Swifts failed to deal with a routine long ball and Taupo slid the ball home from the resulting scramble.

Half chances continued to come at both ends but neither side quite had the quality to win the game.


Date Time League Season
September 9, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder1000
7Brad West 13Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
10Dayne WillemsenForward0000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
13Glen CarmichaelMidfielder0000
18Shaun RichardsonDefender0000
13Lawrence Clothier 7Midfielder0000
 Total 1000


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards