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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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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One each for Swifts against Tokoroa
Apr14

One each for Swifts against Tokoroa

A couple of Domain derby matches against Tokoroa were the highlight of the local footballing weekend just gone. Challenge Matamata Swifts ladies won their match by the odd goal in seven, but Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves fell to defeat by their game’s only goal. With the weekend’s scheduled Soccer Shop WaiBOP Premiership match for Comag Matamata Swifts’ deferred, the home interest centred largely around the double derby visit by...

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