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 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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Goalkeeper Training
May07

Goalkeeper Training

We are pleased to add a goalkeeper development programme to our player development programme. Comag Matamata Swifts Goalkeeper (and WaiBOP Football FDO) Seamus Casey will run these sessions, which are open to any junior or youth player interested in some specialised goalkeeper training. Goalkeeper Development Programme Dates: Thursdays – May 16 to June 27, 2019. Training time: all ages 5pm to 6pm. Venue: Pohlen Park. Cost: $75....

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Swifts winless at the weekend despite tight encounters
May05

Swifts winless at the weekend despite tight encounters

Comag Matamata Swifts slipped to their first defeat of the season on Saturday, 1-0 at home against Papamoa FC, while the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies team also dropped points on what was a generally disappointing weekend for Matamata Swifts’ senior football teams. The Swifts have opened the season with a run of games against the WaiBOP Premiership’s leading sides, with four of their first five matches against the current top four....

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Swifts remain unbeaten as Ladies toppled
Apr28

Swifts remain unbeaten as Ladies toppled

Comag Matamata Swifts are the sole remaining unbeaten side in The Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership after Saturday’s games. The Swifts were held to a 1-1 draw by Otumoetai, but Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies have tasted defeat for the first time in 2019. The Swifts’ game against Otumoetai was far from a classic. Both sides had battled through 120 minutes of ISPS Handa Chatham Cup football only two days earlier and it showed. The...

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Swifts topple league leaders
Apr21

Swifts topple league leaders

Comag Matamata Swifts have picked up their second victory in three games, a 1-0 win at Waikato Unicol, to continue their solid start to the 2019 Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership season. With Unicol having played a game more than Matamata, and won them all, victory for the Swifts was vital if they were to keep in touch at the top of the table. Radge Avergonzado’s strike five minutes before half time, his second of the season and one of...

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