What’s Happening – May 27/28
May26

What’s Happening – May 27/28

Our senior teams are more local this weekend with the COMAG Matamata Swifts and Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves hosting their counterparts from Te Awamutu. The Swifts A team is in Hamilton again – to take on Hamilton Wanderers – while on Sunday the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies are at home for the second week running. Match Details – May 27-28, 2017 COMAG Matamata Swifts v Te Awamutu, 2.45pm, Matamata Domain...

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Swifts flying as Ladies hit double figures
May21

Swifts flying as Ladies hit double figures

Big wins for Comag Matamata Swifts and Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies lit up the weekend for our community’s football club. Comag Matamata Swifts found the conditions at Papamoa far more troubling than their opponents, but managed to return home with a 4-0 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership victory safely in the bank. An early Dayne Willemsen strike and a Scott Parsonage header saw the Swifts leading comfortably at the break. The gale...

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What’s Happening – May 20/21
May19

What’s Happening – May 20/21

Our teams are spread far and wide this weekend. COMAG Matamata Swifts head over the Kaimais to play Papamoa as they return to Loaded WaiBOP Premiership action, while the Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves head in the opposite direction for their match against Hamilton Wanderers. The Swifts A team is also in Hamilton as they take on one of Claudelands Rovers’ many teams in the first round of the Waikato Cup. On Sunday the...

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What’s Happening – May 13/14
May12

What’s Happening – May 13/14

On what’s looking like being another wet weekend, we’re set to host a round 1 ISPS Handa Chatham Cup match against Auckland-based NRFL Division 2 side, Onehunga Mangere United. This is a great opportunity for the COMAG Matamata Swifts to test themselves against a side playing at a higher level. The last time we played Onehunga Mangere at home (pictured above) was in our 2012 NRFL campaign and resulted in a 2-0 win to the...

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Cancellations – May 13/14
May12

Cancellations – May 13/14

All cancellations for the weekend will be listed here. Friday May 12 – 3.30pm JUNIORS All junior football in the Waikato is cancelled tomorrow. This includes our 8th to 12th grade teams and the Mini-Kickers group. SENIORS COMAG Matamata Swifts v Onehunga Mangere – ON. Kick-off is at 2pm on pitch 1 Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves v Taupo – Moved to pitch 2. There will be a pitch inspection at 7.30am tomorrow...

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Swifts win tense local derby
May07

Swifts win tense local derby

COMAG Matamata Swifts continued their excellent recent form with a 3-2 win at neighbours Cambridge on Saturday and now sit just one point off the lead of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership. The Swifts began with a bang with a third consecutive fast start in a game that increasingly became a tense and niggly affair. Leading scorer Chris Walker slipped home two goals inside the first ten minutes to give Matamata an ideal beginning against...

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What’s Happening – May 6/7
May05

What’s Happening – May 6/7

Our senior teams have something of a broken weekend, with only two of the four teams playing. But it’s a massive one for all our junior Swifts as the 2017 Waikato junior season gets underway tomorrow. COMAG Matamata Swifts have a big one –  the Karapiro derby at Cambridge. We did the double over our neighbours last year for the first time in, well, ages. Something similar, starting tomorrow, will be what the team’s...

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Swifts thrash nemesis
Apr30

Swifts thrash nemesis

COMAG Matamata Swifts defeated Otumoetai FC 5-1 at the Matamata Domain on Saturday to maintain their top three spot in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership. For the second week in a row the Swifts were two goals to the good inside the opening ten minutes, but this week they kicked on against a side they’ve struggled with in the past. Glen Carmichael, in his first start for Matamata since his return from Cambridge, opened the scoring then...

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What’s happening – April 29-30
Apr28

What’s happening – April 29-30

It’s back to league action for COMAG Matamata Swifts after last Saturday’s cup thriller. And, wouldn’t you know it, we’ll be hosting another triple header on Saturday with all the men’s teams at home again. The poor grounds. The Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies head to Hamilton on Sunday to play Wanderers. Find out more in the latest issue of Pulling A Swift One. Match Details – April 29-30, 2017 COMAG Matamata...

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Swifts win cup thriller
Apr23

Swifts win cup thriller

Matamata Swifts have navigated the first hurdle of New Zealand sport’s oldest knock-out cup competition, the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup, after a thrilling 5-4 extra time victory over Auckland-based side, Internationale FC. The Swifts’ attacking prowess and defensive frailties were on show again, but this was a match the home team should have comfortably wrapped up in regulation time. That they didn’t meant the rowdy local crowd got a good...

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