Comag Matamata Swifts suffered a heavy defeat along with more injury misery on a difficult Saturday afternoon at Waikato Unicol. The Swifts lost captain, Bjorn Vossen, to an ankle ligament injury on the half hour and his presence in central defence was severely missed as Unicol went on to rattle up eight goals without reply against an overexposed visiting outfit.

Up until Vossen’s injury Matamata had been holding their own against one of the Premiership’s title favourites. Unicol, probably the best footballing team in the league, were comfortable in possession and moved the ball crisply but the Swifts, by and large, marshalled themselves well. Notwithstanding the concession of one early goal, Matamata seemed to be holding their own.

Unfortunately three goals in five minutes either side of half time ended the game as a contest. The tiring Swifts saw four more go in during the final 20 minutes to provide a humbling score line.

Unicol, for their part, were very good with the ball and clinical in front of goal, but the young Swifts defenders will believe they should have done a lot better in limiting their opponents’ openings.


Date Time League Season
April 10, 2021 2:45 pm WaiBOP Premiership 2021


Waikato University
205 Silverdale Road, University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Waikato Unicol268Win
Matamata Swifts000Loss

Waikato Unicol

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen PowellDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterMidfielder0000
7Radge Avergonzado 12Midfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageMidfielder0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
16Pete ShannonMidfielder0000
19Sam Masterson 25Defender0000
20Bjorn Vossen 3Defender0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
3Adam Harris 20Defender0000
12Mike Smith 7Midfielder0000
25Jordan Griffiths 19Midfielder0000
 Total 0000