Comag Matamata Swifts returned from Taupo following a 1-1 draw more disappointed than pleased, which is a great sign for the future of this team.

The Swifts finished much the stronger of the two teams, having gone behind during the first half but drawing level midway through the second period. Matamata is still a developing team, but held their own during and even first half against a side that had begun the Premiership season strongly.

After the break, the team took the game to their opponents. Pace was introduced from the bench, which led to a 70th minute penalty that was converted by Jamie Baxter to draw the scores level. The Swifts kept pressing and all but forced a winner, hitting the woodwork twice and doing everything apart from scoring.

The match ended level, giving Matamata two wins and a draw from their opening five league matches, which have all been played away from home.


Date Time League Season
May 1, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Crown Park
135 Taharepa Road, Tauhara, Taupo 3330, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts011Draw


Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder1000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis Breadmore 7Forward0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder0000
19Sam Masterson 2Defender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
2Reagen Powell 19Defender0000
7Radge Avergonzado 11Midfielder0000
25Jordan GriffithsMidfielder0000
 Total 1000