Comag Matamata Swifts pushed themselves closer towards mid-table security on Saturday thanks to a comfortable 4-1 home win over Tauranga City. Chris Walker led the way with his second hat trick of the season, while popular centre back, Blair Griffiths grabbed his first of the season, midway through the second half, to help the cause.

After a cautious opening, Walker struck twice in no time around the 20 minute mark to seemingly set the Swifts on their way, but Tauranga’s instant response kept the game close at half time. The two second half goals, however, made things comfortable and gave Matamata their largest WaiBOP Premiership victory of the season.

In what has been another injury damaged season, the Swifts have put together a run of good recent performances, with wins against teams they should beat and strong battling performances against two of the Premiership’s leading sides. This, hopefully, sets things up for a good ending to a difficult campaign.


Date Time League Season
July 3, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts224Win
Tauranga City101Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen Powell 25Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
8Scott Parsonage 6Midfielder0000
9Chris Walker 17Forward3000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis BreadmoreForward0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender1000
21Hardeep ShettraDefender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
26Mathew PottsMidfielder0000
6Chris Lee 8Midfielder0000
17Ben Johnson 9Forward0000
25Jordan Griffiths 2Midfielder0000
 Total 4000

Tauranga City

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards