Comag Matamata Swifts struggled to score in the reverse fixture against Te Awamutu, but made up for that profligacy as they registered three times in the opening 23 minutes to put this game to bed early. A late penalty from the visitors meant the game finished 3-1.

Captain, Bjorn Vossen, set the Swifts on their way after slipping home a fifth minute penalty, before Matt Potts scrambled home from a corner ten minutes later to double the lead.

Young playmaker, Anton Ganas, was rewarded for his bright, influential opening with Matamata’s third. He also placed a target on his back as, with little official protection, the visitors spent the rest of his time on the field kicking him rather than the ball.

Ganas wasn’t the only Swift on the end of a good kicking as the game went on. That was the tone for the remainder of what barely resembled a football match.

The visitors finished well from the penalty spot, late on, after being gifted their chance to score following a scratchy hand ball call.


Date Time League Season
September 12, 2020 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2020


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts303Win
Te Awamutu AFC011Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Kyle van WaverenGoalkeeper0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
10Anton Ganas 5Midfielder1000
12Mike Smith 9Midfielder0000
13Finn Challis 22Defender0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender1000
21Campbell HigginsDefender0000
24Nathan FareyMidfielder0000
25Mathew PottsMidfielder1000
9Troy Rosser 12Midfielder0000
22Hayri Cihan 13Forward0000
5Ben Broomfield 10Forward0000
 Total 3000

Te Awamutu AFC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards