Comag Matamata Swifts took a pragmatic approach to their Chatham Cup 1st round match at West Hamilton United. Carrying a squad beset with varying levels of injury, the coaching staff rested a number of regulars and drafted in several players from the reserves. This move had the obvious effect of dulling the team’s performance, as players unfamiliar with each other took to time to work themselves into the game.

The home team scored a goal in each half to secure a deserved 2-0 victory and advance to the next round of the cup, a national competition open to every club in the country. Ben Johnson and Ethan Davis made their first start for the club, while Jordan Griffiths, Finn Challis and Hayri Cihan all had decent minutes off the bench. Despite their performance, the Swifts still had a couple of opportunities cleared off their opponent’s line.

Hopefully Saturday’s selection move will bear fruit in the coming weeks, with a fresher squad taking the field in the important WaiBOP Premiership games to come.


Date Time League Season
May 15, 2021 2:00 pm Chatham Cup 2021


Weka Street
24 Weka Street, Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
West Hamilton112Win
Matamata Swifts000Loss

West Hamilton

Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards

Matamata Swifts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Andrew GibbsGoalkeeper0000
2Reagen PowellDefender0000
4Jamie BaxterDefender0000
5Ethan Davis 25Forward0000
7Radge AvergonzadoMidfielder0000
8Scott ParsonageDefender0000
10Anton GanasMidfielder0000
15Blair GriffithsDefender0000
17Ben Johnson 13Forward0000
19Sam Masterson 22Midfielder0000
23Troy RosserMidfielder0000
13Finn Challis 17Forward0000
22Hayri Cihan 19Forward0000
25Jordan Griffiths 5Midfielder0000
 Total 0000