Weekend of woe for Swifts teams
Jul21

Weekend of woe for Swifts teams

After an abbreviated schedule a week ago, all Matamata Swifts’ senior teams were back in action this weekend and each ended their match with a similar tale of woe. Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Swifts reserves had an unhappy time of it over the hill. The Swifts lost 4-0 to WaiBOP Premiership leaders, Papamoa, while the reserves went down 4-1 to Papamoa’s reserves in the early game. The Swifts were down by three at the...

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Usual ups and downs in another weekend of Swifts football
Jul07

Usual ups and downs in another weekend of Swifts football

It was another case of what could have been for Comag Matamata Swifts on Saturday, as they went down 1-0 to WaiBOP Premiership title chasers, Waikato Unicol, after creating enough chances to have taken more from the match. Down to the bare bones, due to an injury list as long as Nile River, the Swifts were forced to sit in and look to counter their polished opponents. Unicol, as a result, had more of the ball but the Swifts were able...

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Sun shines, but not on the Swifts
Jun30

Sun shines, but not on the Swifts

It was another relatively bleak weekend on the results front for Matamata Swifts’ senior football teams. Comag Matamata Swifts let in a late, late equaliser to secure a draw from a match they should have won comfortably, while the three other teams all tasted narrow defeats. Matamata Swifts’ Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership match against Tauranga Boys’ College FC was their season in microcosm. The visitors struck from a corner four and...

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Goals but not much glory
Jun23

Goals but not much glory

The Matamata Domain was the place to be on Saturday if you wanted to see goals. Twenty one, in fact, flew into the back of the net in the three games involving the club’s men’s teams but they were all, unfortunately, in losing causes. Things didn’t get much better on Sunday as Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies’ Waikato Division 1 title charge suffered a blip with a 2-1 defeat at Otorohanga. Saturday’s triple header saw Comag Matamata...

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Swifts lose at leaders as other teams win big
Jun16

Swifts lose at leaders as other teams win big

Comag Matamata Swifts suffered a 3-1 defeat at Taupo, The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership leaders, on Saturday but there were positive results for the club’s two other teams that were in action over the weekend. The match in Taupo was bright, open, highly competitive and packed with the usual amount of talking points that fans come to expect from encounters between these two sides. Both sides had a range of good chances, with Dwayne...

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Swifts and Ladies eke out results as injuries bite
Jun09

Swifts and Ladies eke out results as injuries bite

All four Swifts senior teams were back in action over the weekend, but the talk leading up to the latest set of games was about whether the club would have enough fit and available players to fulfil their scheduled fixtures. Thankfully the crisis, particularly prevalent across the men’s teams, eased just enough to allow the club to send teams to various parts of the Waikato. In a couple of cases, however, results were quite severe....

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Long weekend short on football action
Jun02

Long weekend short on football action

Only two Matamata Swifts football teams were in action over the long weekend and both suffered similarly frustrating results following performances that are becoming increasingly customary. Comag Matamata Swifts were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Te Awamutu, one of the club’s traditional rivals, while Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves again gave an opposing team a large head start before settling into their work. On the face of it a...

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Weekend of contrasts for Swifts
May26

Weekend of contrasts for Swifts

The weekend just gone was a one of stark contrasts for Matamata Swifts’ senior football teams. Saturday was a humbling experience as all three men’s teams suffered defeat on the road, while on Sunday Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies pounded their Waikato Division 1 top four rivals, Claudelands Rovers, 9-1 at the Domain. Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Swifts reserves headed across the Kaimais to play their respective...

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Swifts held as Ladies & 3rds suffer cup heartbreak
May19

Swifts held as Ladies & 3rds suffer cup heartbreak

Comag Matamata Swifts was held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by West Hamilton United in Saturday’s Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership match, while both the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies and Camel Kebab Swifts 3rd team were knocked out of their respective cup competitions in games that went to extra time over the weekend. Matamata began their Premiership match against West Hamilton on the front foot. They scored early through the...

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Swifts fall in Cup while Ladies bounce back in style
May12

Swifts fall in Cup while Ladies bounce back in style

Comag Matamata Swifts have been knocked out of the 2019 ISPS Handa Chatham Cup after losing 3-1 to Auckland-based side Fencibles United at the Domain on Saturday. During the opening stages the Swifts took the game to Fencibles, a side that play two leagues above Matamata in the New Zealand football pyramid. The home team looked bright going forward, creating several really good opportunities before Brayden Lissington finally put them...

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