Comag Matamata Swifts was the only Swifts side to taste defeat over the weekend after a defensive mistake in the second half handed visitors, Tauranga Blue Rovers, a 3-2 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership victory.

Rovers had earlier scored from set pieces at each end of the first half, sandwiching goals from Dayne Willemsen and Reuben Wiglesworth.

After the early set back the Swifts looked to be doing it comfortably, particularly after Wiglesworth nodded his team in front. Not long before  Willemsen had rounded the visiting keeper to draw the Swifts level and settle the nerves.

But a well taken free kick as the game neared half time had the visitors level at the break then what turned out to be the winner flipped the game on its’ head.

Matamata pushed and pushed as the game wore on but too often the quality of delivery and decision making was lacking when a bit more composure could have seen a different result.


Date Time League Season
April 14, 2018 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2018


Matamata Domain
7 Huia Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Matamata Swifts202Loss
Tauranga Blue Rovers213Win

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Matt AberhartGoalkeeper0000
3Duran Weaver-SmithDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
5Michael DawsonDefender0000
6Reuben WigelsworthMidfielder1000
7Brad WestMidfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Dayne WillemsenForward1000
11Hayden TurlingtonForward0000
13Dwayne Signel 22Defender0000
19Blair Griffiths 20Defender0000
20Bjorn Vossen 19Defender0000
22Harry Conner 2Midfielder0000
2Radge Avergonzado 22Midfielder0000
 Total 2000

Tauranga Blue Rovers

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards