Swifts cruise to third straight win
Aug19

Swifts cruise to third straight win

Comag Matamata Swifts cruised to their third Loaded WaiBOP Premiership win on the trot with a comfortable 4-2 win at bottom side, Hamilton Wanderers, on Saturday. Jamie Baxter scored his eighth goal of the season on twelve minutes to settle what would have been the most minimal amount of nerves. When Brayden Lissington kept his excellent recent run going with Matamata’s second just after the half hour the result looked settled,...

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Swifts defeat league leaders
Aug12

Swifts defeat league leaders

Comag Matamata Swifts put in one of their strongest 45 minutes of the season on Saturday, which was enough to defeat current Loaded WaiBOP Premiership leaders Tauranga Boys’ 3-1 at the Domain. The visitors have been one of the most impressive teams this season, but were stung early when Chris Walker shut down a Tauranga defender and squared for Brayden Lissington who hammered home his fifth goal in four games. Tauranga looked good in...

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Goals and entertainment as Swifts teams play out unbeaten weekend
Aug05

Goals and entertainment as Swifts teams play out unbeaten weekend

Comag Matamata Swifts fought their way back into the winners circle after a good performance led, ultimately, to an emphatic 4-0 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership victory at Tokoroa on Saturday. The Swifts started well against one of the league’s strugglers but failed, at least in the early stages, to turn their dominance into goals. The breakthrough, however, couldn’t have been better timed when Brad West converted a great little ball from...

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Swifts downed again as other team win
Jul29

Swifts downed again as other team win

Comag Matamata Swifts continued their frustrating recent Loaded WaiBOP Premiership run with a narrow and, at times, unnerving 3-2 defeat by Melville United on Saturday. Needing to recover from last week’s loss at Papamoa, the Swifts were solid at the start, defending well pressing their opponent’s goal on several occasions. The visitors dodged a bullet, that may have ultimately decided the destination of the points, when a clear...

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Cruel results make bleak reading for Swifts teams
Jul22

Cruel results make bleak reading for Swifts teams

The three Matamata Swifts senior teams in action over the weekend all suffered defeats, of varying degrees, making it a couple of days to both forget and move on from quickly. Comag Matamata Swifts suffered their largest defeat of the season, going down 5-1 at Loaded WaiBOP Premiership title challengers, Papamoa. The match began brightly for the Swifts, however, as they not only held Papamoa at bay but proved more than a match for...

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Swifts slip out of title contention
Jul15

Swifts slip out of title contention

Saturday’s senior football experience for Matamata Swifts teams was an altogether forgettable one as both Comag Matamata Swifts and Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves sunk to home defeats. The Swifts fell 3-1 to title contenders Taupo as they failed to match the visitors during a stormy second half. Little of note happened during the bulk of the first period before the two sides traded goals in the lead up to half time. A prone Hardeep...

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2-1, 2-1, 2-1…and not 2-1
Jul08

2-1, 2-1, 2-1…and not 2-1

Comag Matamata Swifts have completed a Loaded WaiBOP Premiership league double over Waikato Unicol after returning from Hamilton’s Jansen Park on Saturday with a 2-1 victory in the bank. A week after Matamata had lost by the same score at lowly Tauranga Blue Rovers, the Swifts secured three important points to stay on the fringes of the 2018 title race. As expected, Matamata had to soak up a lot of early pressure. Unicol has been one...

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A weekend of two halves
Jul01

A weekend of two halves

Comag Matamata Swifts missed a great opportunity to stay in range of the top sides in the 2018 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at lowly Tauranga Blue Rovers on Saturday. Missing a number of players due to a variety of reasons, the Swifts still should have had enough to beat Rovers. Brayden Lissington, fresh off the plane from China after representing New Zealand in futsal, and Hardy Rosas were back in the...

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School Holiday Football Programme
Jun29

School Holiday Football Programme

July School Holidays Monday July 16 to Wednesday July 18  Click here to register. Open to players of all levels and abilities from 7 to 14 years.   Time & venue: 9am-3pm daily at Matamata College or Matamata Domain (to be confirmed). Cost: $30 per day. Players to bring: Training gear including football boots and indoor shoes; a change of clothing; lunch; water bottle. This programme is being run in association with Waikato...

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Swifts edge tense Premiership encounter
Jun24

Swifts edge tense Premiership encounter

Comag Matamata Swifts rebounded from their defeat in Taupo with a hard fought, incident packed 2-1 victory over West Hamilton United on Saturday. The Swifts welcomed back 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership top scorer, Chris Walker, as a direct replacement for captain Dayne Willemsen and it was Walker’s opening goal that separated the sides after a tense first half. The visitors had more possession and forced countless corners during the...

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