Unbeaten weekend for Swifts teams
Aug20

Unbeaten weekend for Swifts teams

Matamata Swifts’ senior teams completed an unbeaten weekend on the back of a significant goal haul at the Domain. There were 27 goals in the four games as the teams recorded three wins and a draw. Comag Matamata Swifts notched their fourth win in a row, beating Rotorua United 3-1 in an almost totally one-sided Loaded WaiBOP Premiership match. If not for an inspired performance from Rotorua’s goalie the margin would have been far...

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What’s Happening – August 19 & 20
Aug18

What’s Happening – August 19 & 20

We have a busy weekend at the Domain, with a full house of men’s games on Saturday and one for the ladies on Sunday. Find out more in this weekend’s edition of Pulling A Swift One. Match Details – August 19 & 20 Comag Matamata Swifts v Rotorua United, 2.45pm, Matamata Domain (Saturday) Richardson Racing Stables Matamata Reserves v Rotorua United Reserves, 12.30pm, Matamata Domain(Saturday) Swifts A v Hamilton...

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Swifts march on as Ladies bow out in semi-finals
Aug13

Swifts march on as Ladies bow out in semi-finals

In a busy weekend, Comag Matamata Swifts won 2-0 at Te Awamutu for their tenth victory of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership season, while the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies were unlucky to fall by the same margin at the semi-final stage of the Waikato Cup. On a challenging surface the Swifts scored a goal in each half to pick up a deserved win. Jamie Baxter drove home a first half penalty while Brad West finished after excellent work...

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What’s Happening – August 12 & 13
Aug11

What’s Happening – August 12 & 13

It’s fair to say a lot’s happening this weekend, but not too much of it’s at the Domain. But there is this… On Sunday, the Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies host Melville United in the Waikato Women’s Cup semi-final. Melville will arrive as favourites but the Swifts are just one step away from playing off for silverware so will be right up for the, er, challenge. Before that, Comag Matamata Swifts and...

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Swifts in cruise control
Aug06

Swifts in cruise control

Comag Matamata Swifts cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Papamoa on Saturday to claim their ninth Loaded WaiBOP Premiership win of the season. Matamata created chances throughout the match but were far from their clinical best. Dayne Willemsen scored twice in the first half to give the Swifts what would always be a match winning lead against disappointing opposition, then captain Scott Parsonage nodded home from a corner just...

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What’s Happening – August 5 & 6
Aug04

What’s Happening – August 5 & 6

We’re back with a full weekend of football in Matamata as all four Swifts senior teams are set to play at the Domain, along with most of our junior teams. Comag Matamata Swifts and Richardson Racing Stables Swifts Reserves play opponents from different extremes of the region on Saturday, while the A team host Waikato A leaders, Melville United. Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies (hopefully) welcome Melville Epics on Sunday in...

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Swifts topple Taupo
Jul30

Swifts topple Taupo

Comag Matamata finished on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline on Saturday, after two consecutive reverses by the same margin, to bank their first win in Taupo since the 2006 season and regain some momentum as the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership season heads into its final couple of months. Matamata didn’t start well, conceding a goal early then creating a number of first half chances which they failed to put away. They even failed to convert...

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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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