Matamata Swifts 4-1 West Hamilton
Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

The Swifts re-found the winning feeling with a, in the end, comfortable 4-1 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership win over West Hamilton United.

The day’s early result, which saw the Swifts A team beat West Hamilton’s reserves 3-2, set the scene for the Premiership match against a side that had made the bold claim that they wanted the Premiership title, despite only being promoted to the top flight in 2017.

It was a tight match in the initial stages, with the Swifts intent on shoring things up at the back after letting in five at Melville last Saturday. As always, Matamata looked good going forward and they secured a priceless half time lead when speedster, Chris Walker, latched on to a Logan Raynel pass for his fifth goal in three games.

The game was decided in less than 20 minutes after half time. Walker doubled Matamata’s lead, before West Hamilton struck back following a free kick. Within moments of the visitors’ goal, however, the Swifts had restored their two goal margin thanks to Dayne Willemsen.

Matamata threatened to overrun their opponents and the fourth goal finally came when teenage debutant, Reuben Wiglesworth, smashed the ball home near the end having only been on the field for a couple of minutes.

The win moved Matamata up to third in the Premiership after three rounds.

Photos here.


Date Time League Season
April 15, 2017 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2017


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts134Win
West Hamilton011Loss

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Patrick SteeleGoalkeeper0000
3Hardeep ShettraDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris Walker 6Forward2000
10Dayne WillemsenForward1000
11Sam MastersonDefender0000
18Shaun Richardson 15Defender0000
19Logan Raynel 17Midfielder0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 9Midfielder1000
15Dwayne Signel 18Defender0000
17Glen Carmichael 19Midfielder0000
 Total 4000

West Hamilton

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards