Old Blues 2-6 Swifts
Sep30

Old Blues 2-6 Swifts

Comag Matamata Swifts rounded out their 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership campaign in the best possible manner, pummeling Old Blues from Tauranga 6-2 to lift themselves to second in the league. The star of the show on Saturday was leading scorer, Chris Walker, who helped himself to five of the six goals for his best personal haul of the season. The end of season feel translated to an incredibly open match and the fastest of starts. Old...

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Swifts 2-0 Melville United
Sep23

Swifts 2-0 Melville United

Comag Matamata Swifts have won their final home game of the 2017 season to move within sight of a top two finish in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership. Their 2-0 victory on Saturday over the visiting Melville United side may have been expected, given the two sides’ position on the table, but the Swifts were made to work hard against a side that had nothing to lose. The Swifts looked good from the outset in this one, operating at a good...

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Blair Griffiths
Sep17

Blair Griffiths

Swifts debut: 2017.

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Rotorua United 1-2 Swifts
Sep16

Rotorua United 1-2 Swifts

Comag Matamata Swifts won their penultimate away game of the 2017 season, 2-1 at Rotorua United, to maintain their good recent form and keep alive their hopes of a top two finish in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership. It wasn’t an easy afternoon for Matamata, missing several regulars and playing against a side fighting for their Premiership survival. Jasom Khatkar and Mike Candy made their first starts for the Swifts this season and the...

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Swifts 1-1 Taupo
Sep09

Swifts 1-1 Taupo

Comag Matamata Swifts recorded their first draw of the season on Saturday after being held 1-1 at the Domain by visitors Taupo. With a top two spot still a realistic proposition Matamata began brightly against a Taupo side that had also come to play. The slick conditions produced an open encounter but neither could find the back of the net during the first half. Having said that, the Swifts did score when Glen Carmichael nipped in...

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Waikato Unicol 1-2 Swifts
Aug26

Waikato Unicol 1-2 Swifts

In the result of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership weekend, the Swifts fought back from a half time deficit to beat second-placed Unicol 2-1 in a result that has almost snuffed out the students’ title chances. After talking an early lead Unicol were the stronger team during the first half. Their lively wide men mounted sustained pressure on the Swifts defensive unit, who did well to keep the lead to one at the break. Matamata did have...

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Jasom Khatkar
Aug19

Jasom Khatkar

Swifts debut: 2017.

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Swifts 3-1 Rotorua United
Aug19

Swifts 3-1 Rotorua United

Comag Matamata Swifts notched their fourth win in a row, beating Rotorua United 3-1 in an almost totally one-sided Loaded WaiBOP Premiership match. If not for an inspired performance from Rotorua’s goalie the margin would have been far greater. The Swifts settled for first half goals from Sam Masterson and Scott Parsonage, while a late strike from leading scorer, Chris Walker, settled matters. Along with a string of fine saves from...

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Te Awamutu 0-2 Swifts

Comag Matamata Swifts have won 2-0 at Te Awamutu for their tenth victory of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership season. On a challenging surface the Swifts scored a goal in each half to pick up a deserved win. Jamie Baxter drove home a first half penalty while Brad West finished after excellent work from Chris Walker just after the hour mark. The Swifts midfield largely controlled the tempo of the match and was the platform on which the...

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