Matamata Swifts had a bright footballing weekend as Comag Matamata Swifts made it four Loaded WaiBOP Premiership wins on the trot, while the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies brought home silverware after victory in the Waikato Women’s Plate final.

A still-wintery Domain saw the Swifts edge past traditional rivals, Te Awamutu, 2-1 on Saturday in a match that never really rose to any great heights. The visitors were lively throughout, but the Swifts had an early lead when Brayden Lissington pounced on a keeper’s error to score the first half’s only goal. Matamata had slightly the better of the first 45 minutes but Te Awamutu hit the cross bar as the break neared.

Te Awamutu started the second half the stronger team as a strangely out of sorts Swifts struggled to break out. Thankfully the visitors struggled to create much in the way of clear cut openings, with their best effort well saved by keeper Karam Singh’s feet.

Matamata’s nerves were eased with 20 minutes remaining when Chris Walker was hauled down twice in the box, leaving the referee no alternative but to award a penalty, which Jamie Baxter duly converted to double the Swifts’ lead.

Te Awamutu got a deserved goal late on from a neat header but Matamata held on comfortably to take another three points.


Date Time League Season
August 25, 2018 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2018


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts112Win
Te Awamutu AFC011Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Karam SinghMidfielder0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad West 12Midfielder0000
13Dwayne SignelDefender0000
15Brayden LissingtonMidfielder1000
16Chris WalkerForward0000
17Hardy Rosas 22Forward0000
18Andrew ClothierForward0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
12Mike Smith 7Midfielder0000
22Hardeep Shettra 17Defender0000
 Total 2000

Te Awamutu AFC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards