Comag Matamata Swifts had the chance to all but secure a spot in the end of season Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership top six, but succumbed to two late West Hamilton goals to lose a game they were seemingly in control of.

Both sides hit the woodwork during a scrappy first half that didn’t have much to recommend it. After the break, the game was a little more open, but the rough Domain surface meant quality was in short supply.

The Swifts were awarded a penalty just after the hour mark, not long after having an earlier penalty decision overturned, and Bjorn Vossen hammered home to finally put the Swifts in front and in charge of their own destiny.

Matamata had a host of set piece opportunities to seal the result but couldn’t double their lead, keeping the visitors in the contest. The equaliser came after the Swifts failed to deal with a run down the right then, in the final minute, West Hamilton won a penalty of their own that was emphatically converted.


Date Time League Season
August 15, 2020 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2020


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Loss
West Hamilton022Win

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Kyle van WaverenGoalkeeper0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie Baxter 18Midfielder0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 13Midfielder0000
7Brad West 12Midfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender1000
21Campbell HigginsDefender0000
24Nathan FareyMidfielder0000
25Mathew PottsMidfielder0000
12Mike Smith 7Midfielder0000
13Finn Challis 6Defender0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
18Stephan Turnbull 4Midfielder0000
 Total 1000

West Hamilton

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards