With expectations raised after a good start to the season, Comag Matamata Swifts suffered something resembling a reality check at Te Awamutu on Saturday.

A generally sluggish performance against a team up for the fight saw the Swifts drop two points after being held to a 1-1 draw.

It could have been worse, with Matamata finally scrambling the ball home off a Te Awamutu defender in second half added time. The home side had been gifted the lead as early as the eleventh minute, when Matamata gave away a penalty that was duly converted.

The Swifts should have been on level terms much earlier than they were, but a lack of composure, some solid defending by the hosts, and a muted overall effort ensured a frustrating day at the office.


Date Time League Season
July 11, 2020 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2020


Te Awamutu Stadium
226 Armstrong Avenue, Te Awamutu 3800, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Te Awamutu AFC101Draw
Matamata Swifts011Draw

Te Awamutu AFC

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Kyle van WaverenGoalkeeper0000
3Adam HarrisDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
6Reuben Wigelsworth 23Midfielder0000
8Chris Lee 9Midfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
11Alex Mukuka 12Midfielder0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder0000
20Bjorn VossenDefender0000
21Campbell HigginsDefender0000
9Troy Rosser 8Midfielder0000
12Mike Smith 11Midfielder0000
23Karam Singh 6Midfielder0000
 Total 0000