A duo of 1-0 victories on Saturday saw both Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves home on Saturday.

Comag Matamata Swifts’ performance against Tauranga City was more convincing than the narrow scoreline would suggest. After an even first 20 minutes during which the visitors threatened several times, the Swifts wrested the initiative and began carving out good chances.

Anton Ganas fired home what would be the game’s only goal ten minutes before half time and could really have had a first half hat trick. New signing, Campbell Higgins, hit the upright just before half time, while after the break the Swifts were repeatedly denied by a visiting keeper in exceptional form.

Matamata had the ball in the net twice more but both goals were ruled out, while a clear trip in the box was also missed.

In a footballing sense, this was a better performance than the team’s opening day win, but without full reward. The three points, however, means the Swifts sit in second spot in The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership, albeit at such an early stage of the season.


Date Time League Season
June 20, 2020 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2020


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts101Win
Tauranga City000Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Kyle van WaverenGoalkeeper0000
3Adam Harris 2Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
8Chris Lee 19Midfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder1000
11Alex MukukaMidfielder0000
12Mike Smith 6Midfielder0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete Shannon 13Midfielder0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
21Campbell HigginsDefender0000
2Gary Dobson 3Defender0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 12Midfielder0000
13Finn Challis 16Defender0000
17Harry ConnerMidfielder0000
19Josh Couchman 8Defender0000
 Total 1000

Tauranga City

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards