Bleak weekend for Swifts teams
Jul23

Bleak weekend for Swifts teams

Comag Matamata Swifts slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Cambridge on Saturday, which was a result that sent the visitors to the top of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership table and left the Swifts marooned in mid-table. Matamata took the lead 20 minutes into a tight, scrappy match that had few real openings to that point. Brad West was upended in the box leading to a penalty kick, which Jamie Baxter comfortably converted. The visitors,...

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What’s Happening – July 22/23
Jul21

What’s Happening – July 22/23

It’s feast time for local football fans with all four Swifts senior teams set to play at the Domain over the weekend. Comag Matamata Swifts and Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves play their Cambridge counterparts in what should be a couple of tasty local derbies on Saturday, while the A team host Waihi in their Soccer Shop Waikato Plate quarter final. Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies welcome Hamilton Wanderers on Sunday...

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Golden Opportunity Missed
Jul16

Golden Opportunity Missed

Comag Matamata Swifts missed a golden opportunity to get right back in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership title race on Saturday. The Swifts conceded twice in the final ten minutes of their match at Otumoetai to lose 2-1 and instead stay in mid-table. Sam Masterson’s 20th minute goal from a well worked corner put the Swifts, who looked remarkably comfortable at what is traditionally a tricky venue for them, in front. Reuben Wigelsworth...

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What’s Happening – July 15/16
Jul14

What’s Happening – July 15/16

It’s a quiet old weekend at the Domain, with all the senior teams scheduled to play away and our junior players on holiday. To be fair, the playing surfaces needed a bit of a breather… Comag Matamata Swifts and Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves head to Fergusson on Saturday to play their counterparts from Otumoetai. This particular venue hasn’t been a happy recent hunting ground for Matamata, but the 1st team...

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Swifts score important home win
Jul09

Swifts score important home win

Comag Matamata Swifts seem to be getting back in the groove after an important 5-3 victory over Tauranga Old Blues on Saturday. The Swifts lost three league games during late-May and June, but the turn of the month has led to an upswing in form, with two consecutive wins over tricky opposition. Saturday’s game began with a rush. Leading scorer, Chris Walker, lifted the ball home to give the Swifts a 6th minute lead, before the...

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What’s Happening – July 8/9
Jul07

What’s Happening – July 8/9

The Swifts men’s teams are spread across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty region again on what looks like being a miserable weekend weather-wise. Comag Matamata Swifts are back home in Loaded WaiBOP Premiership action and face second-placed Old Blues, while the Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves head in the other direction to visit Old Blues Reserves (it’s worked out this way due to an early season switch in venues...

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Swifts back in winners circle
Jul02

Swifts back in winners circle

Comag Matamata Swifts took their travelling fans on another journey of discovery at the weekend, before winning 4-3 at West Hamilton United to snap a three game winless streak in the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership. Both teams began the game with goal scoring intent. West Hamilton created the first opening inside the first minute, before the Swifts grabbed hold of the game through clever use of the first half conditions. Great chances came...

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What’s Happening – July 1/2
Jun30

What’s Happening – July 1/2

Swifts teams are flung far and wide across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty region this weekend, but we do have one home game each day to look forward to. Comag Matamata Swifts are back in Loaded WaiBOP Premiership action and face a tricky trip to West Hamilton, while the Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves head in the other direction as they visit Te Puke United. The Swifts A team stay put, however, for their Waikato Division A...

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Swifts Chatham Cup run over
Jun25

Swifts Chatham Cup run over

Comag Matamata Swifts’ best ever run in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup, New Zealand Football’s national knock-out competition, came to an end on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat to six-time winner, North Shore United. Despite their recent indifferent league form, the Swifts entered this match with confidence and created the first opening. But their spirits were dampened on the quarter hour when the visitors went ahead courtesy of an own goal....

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What’s Happening – June 24/25
Jun23

What’s Happening – June 24/25

We should all know by now what’s happening on the Domain at 2pm tomorrow (here’s a hint) but two of our other senior sides are also in cup action this weekend. The Swifts A team host Claudelands in the Waikato Plate at 12.15pm on Saturday while the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies travel to Cambridge on Sunday for their Waikato Ladies Cup second round match. The Richardson Racing Stables are also at home tomorrow, when...

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