It was another case of what could have been for Comag Matamata Swifts on Saturday, as they went down 1-0 to WaiBOP Premiership title chasers, Waikato Unicol, after creating enough chances to have taken more from the match.

Down to the bare bones, due to an injury list as long as Nile River, the Swifts were forced to sit in and look to counter their polished opponents. Unicol, as a result, had more of the ball but the Swifts were able to largely keep them at arm’s length.

Both sides created several big chances in each half, with Chris Walker and Radge Avergonzado going close in the first half for Matamata. The visitors took the lead not long after the break, but youngsters Anton Ganas and Sam Hills pulled out top drawer saves from Unicol’s keeper during the second half to preserve their advantage.

Two more youngsters, Karam Singh and Adam Harris, on debut, were introduced in the second half but Matamata was unable to find the goal that would have given them a deserved share of the spoils. Such has been the way of it of late.


Date Time League Season
July 6, 2019 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2019


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts000Loss
Waikato Unicol011Win

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Seamus CaseyGoalkeeper0000
2Radge AvergonzadoMidfielder0000
4Jamie Baxter 24Midfielder0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder0000
7Brad West 5Midfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
13Dwayne SignelDefender0000
19Hayden TurlingtonForward0000
21Sam HillsForward0000
23Anton GanasMidfielder0000
25Nicolas San Martan 8Midfielder0000
5Adam Harris 7Defender0000
8Scott Parsonage 25Midfielder0000
24Karam Singh 4Goalkeeper0000
 Total 0000

Waikato Unicol

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards