Comag Matamata Swifts have rebounded from last weekend’s horror show with an important 1-0 victory at Tauranga City on Saturday.

Pete Shannon smuggled home a late corner with his head to snatch all three points from a game that could have gone either way. After suffering a big defeat last Saturday, then losing more players to injury, the victory was a huge tonic for a side playing its fourth consecutive game away from home.

The Swifts added to their squad during the week and the extra experience helped steady the ship. While there were still a few wobbles, the Swifts were able to ride out the Tauranga threat and had enough in the tank to complete the job.

Andrew Gibbs was again good in goal for the Swifts, while Nathan Farey and Phil Fletcher, in their first games of 2021, stiffened up a back four that secured an important clean sheet. Reagen Powell did well in an unfamiliar wide midfield role while Sam Masterson, who’s slowly working his way back to full fitness, showed glimpses of what he’ll be able to offer in midfield. Ellis Breadmore, another of the Swifts debutants, provided a solid outlet up front.


Date Time League Season
April 17, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Links Ave
130 Links Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Tauranga City000Loss
Matamata Swifts011Win

Tauranga City

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen Powell 3Defender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Phil FletcherDefender0000
7Radge AvergonzadoMidfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Ellis Breadmore 25Forward0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder1000
19Sam MastersonDefender0000
24Nathan FareyMidfielder0000
3Adam Harris 2Defender0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
9Chris WalkerForward0000
12Mike SmithMidfielder0000
25Jordan Griffiths 11Midfielder0000
 Total 1000