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PULLING A SWIFT ONE Official Matamata AFC match day magazine

July 14, 2018

COMAG Matamata Swifts v Taupo Loaded WaiBOP Premiership - 2.45pm

Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves v Te Puke United WaiBOP Championship - 12.30pm


A Few Kind Words

2018 Management Committee Patron Jack Poole President Dwayne Barlow Vice-President Rob Cox Treasurer Michael Candy Secretary Kerrie Cox Club Captain Chris Bedford Committee Matt Aberhart Alistair Basalaj Pete Challis Junior Convenor Ronan Costello

PICTURED Front Cover Reuben Wigelsworth during our 2-1 win at Unicol. Page 3 Brayden Lissington in the same game. (Photos: Lawrence Gullery, Stuff)

Hello everyone and welcome to the Domain for the first Saturday double header we’ve hosted since Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Yep, it’s been that long. A lot has happened since then. The World Cup has probably been dominating most of our lives for a big chunk of time during that period. It’s hard to think it’s nearly over. The Swifts have played four away games in five, while the ressies have also spent a fair bit of time on the road. We also got a resolution to what was little more than a bogus allegation of racial abuse made against 1st team captain, Dayne Willemsen, in the aftermath of April’s ISPS Handa Chatham Cup match against Ngaruawahia United. WaiBOP’s judicial committee didn’t find enough evidence in Ngaruawahia’s complaint against Dayne to even warrant a hearing, let alone consider taking any further action. This is as we thought it would be due to our own investigations, which we took very seriously, as well as the (lack of) quality of the case presented. Our club has a diverse membership and we are welcoming of anyone and everyone who wishes to play football here. We don’t accept racial, or any other type of, abuse. We also won’t accept it when someone tries to play identity politics with the reputation of our club. If you throw the race card at us you better bloody well be 100% sure of what you’re doing. In a social media fuelled, fake news era, where everyone thinks their opinion matters and will often simply make stuff up to support that opinion, the method we saw in this case is becoming more and more common. Certain people at Ngaruawahia could, perhaps, have been a little more self-aware in this case. It’s their issue, not ours, that they weren’t. As for today, we’re here for some football. Welcome to both Taupo and Te Puke. Have fun, enjoy the matches, and I’ll see you on the touchline. Dwayne Barlow, Club Mouthpiece

We are Swifts for Life One Club, Our Club, Our Community

Matamata Swifts AFC Matamata Domain, PO Box 145, Matamata phone 07 888 7013 • email admin@matamataswifts.com • www.matamataswifts.co.nz


SWIFTS COMMERCIAL PARTNERS THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF FOOTBALL IN MATAMATA COMAG is a premium club sponsor. They hold naming rights for the Swifts 1st team. J. Swap Contractors Ltd is a Premium club sponsor. Waharoa Transport hold naming rights for the Swifts Reserve team. Challenge Matamata hold naming rights for the Swifts Ladies team. Mitre 10 Matamata is a Gold club sponsor.

Grants from the Lion Foundation have enabled us to purchase playing and training equipment for our junior and senior teams.

The Soccer Shop is the club’s apparel supplier. Buy your gear from The Soccer Shop either in store or via the SHOP link on our website.

Don Griffiths Ltd Thanks also to Hobbiton & Nu-Age Plaster Limited.

And Matamata Physio, Bin Hire, Chili Balm.


Junior Opportunity - Shirt Sponsorship Investment: $500 + GST. We have full sets of shirts, in the club’s new Nike style, on order now for ALL our junior 8th to 12th grade teams. We expect them to be available and in use by mid-June. With this comes a unique opportunity to get the logo of your business, or the business you work for, placed on the front of the shirts of your child’s team. This is a one-off investment that lasts for the life of the shirts (usually 3-4 seasons). All funds raised through this scheme will be re-invested in the club’s junior programme. Contact Dwayne Barlow at dwayne@ dbmm.co.nz or 021 993 832 for more information.

2018 Senior Golden Boot 8 S Richardson (3rd) 7 R Costello (Res) 6 R Graumans (Ladies) 6 J Harris (3rd) 6 A Verstraten (Ladies) 6 B West (1st) 5 D Willemsen (1st) 4 J Baxter (1st) 4 C Bedford (3rd) 4 M Hill (Res/3rd) 4 M Leaver (Ladies) 3 R Avergonzado (Res) 3 K Nowell (1st) 3 M Ontiveros (Ladies)

2 K Burgess (Res) 2 H Cihan (Res) 2 P Guzman (Ladies) 2 S Parsonage (1st) 2 J Pope (3rd) 2 M Smith (Res) 2 B Vossen (1st) 2 C Walker (1st) 2 R Wigelsworth (1st) 2 OG Plus a few more...We’ve scored 107 goals across the four senior teams so far in 2018.


TABLE TALK Loaded WaiBOP Premiership (as at July 7, 2018) P W D L Tauranga Boys’ College 13 8 2 3 Papamoa 11 7 2 2 Taupo 11 7 2 2 Melville United 13 6 4 3 Matamata Swifts 13 6 2 5 Waikato Unicol 10 6 1 3 West Hamilton United 13 6 0 7 Otumoetai 13 5 1 7 Te Awamutu 12 4 2 6 Tokoroa 11 4 1 6 Tauranga Blue Rovers 13 3 3 7 Hamilton Wanderers 11 0 0 11

F 43 26 24 34 26 31 24 26 16 11 18 6

A 20 8 9 25 22 10 21 21 20 34 33 60

Pts 26 23 23 22 20 19 18 16 14 13 12 0

WaiBOP Championship (as at July 7, 2018) P W D Ngaruawahia United 11 9 1 Kawerau Sports 11 7 2 Taupo 12 7 1 Waikato Unicol 13 6 3 Tauranga Blue Rovers 12 6 2 Otumoetai 13 4 3 Te Puke United 12 4 2 Matamata Swifts 13 1 3 Cambridge 11 1 1

L 1 2 4 4 4 6 6 9 9

F 55 41 29 27 34 15 18 24 11

A 10 18 23 20 28 24 37 59 35

Pts 28 23 22 21 20 15 14 6 4

WaiBOP Ladies A - part 2 (as at July 1, 2018) P W D West Hamilton United 4 4 0 Cambridge 3 2 0 NUSC Fiasco 3 1 1 Matamata Swifts 4 1 1 Claudelands Rovers 3 1 0 Ham Wanderers 3 0 0

L 0 1 1 2 2 3

F 22 8 2 9 4 6

A 5 3 5 14 5 19

Pts 12 6 4 4 3 0

Digital copies of our match day magazines can be found at matamataswifts.com/game-day/pulling-a-swift-one/


SWIFTS MATCH SCHEDULE LOADED WAIBOP PREMIERSHIP UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

APRIL 2018 A 7 14:45 West Hamilton United H 14 14:45 Tauranga Blue Rovers H 21 14:45 Waikato Unicol H 28 14:00 Ngaruawahia Utd (Cup) MAY 2018 H 5 14:45 Papamoa A 12 14:45 Melville United H 19 14:45 Tokoroa A 26 14:45 Tauranga Boys’ College JUNE 2018 H 2 14:45 Hamilton Wanderers A 9 14:45 Te Awamutu A 16 14:45 Taupo H 23 14:45 West Hamilton United A 30 14:45 Tauranga Blue Rovers JULY 2018 A 7 14:45 Waikato Unicol H 14 14:45 Taupo A 21 14:45 Papamoa H 28 14:45 Melville United AUGUST 2018 A 4 14:45 Tokoroa H 11 14:45 Tauranga Boys’ College A 18 14:45 Hamilton Wanderers H 25 14:45 Te Awamutu SEPTEMBER 2018 A 1 14:45 Otumoetai H TBC 14:45 Otumoetai

1-2 H Conner 2-3 D Willemsen, R Wigelsworth 1-0 B West 2-3 K Nowell 2 0-1 5-5 B West 3, D Willemsen, C Walker 3-2 S Parsonage 2, R Wigelsworth 1-1 J Baxter 4-0 J Baxter, K Nowell, B Vossen, D Willemsen 4-0 D Willemsen 2, J Baxter, B Vossen 0-4 2-1 C Walker, B West 1-2 H Turlington 2-1 B West, J Baxter

Follow Matamata Swifts online in 2018 www.matamataswifts.com /MatamataSwifts

@SwiftySwiftly


SWIFTS RESERVES MATCH SCHEDULE WAIBOP CHAMPIONSHIP UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

APRIL 2018 A 7 14:45 Ngaruawahia United 0-12 H 14 12:30 Tauranga Blue Rovers 5-5 R Costello 3, I Trias, M Hill H 21 12:30 Waikato Unicol 2-3 H Cihan, R Costello A 28 11:30 Taupo 1-2 H Rosas MAY 2018 H 5 12:30 Kawerau Sports 4-1 M Smith, J Reeve, OG, R Costello A 12 13:30 Te Puke United 1-2 M Smith H 19 12:30 Cambridge 2-0 M Hill 2 26 BYE JUNE 2018 H 2 12:30 Otumoetai 0-2 H 9 12:30 Ngaruawahia United 2-10 R Avergonzado, L Clothier A 16 12:30 Tauranga Blue Rovers 3-4 K Burgess, R Avergonzado 2 A 23 12:30 Waikato Unicol 3-3 R Costello 2, H Cihan H 30 12:30 Taupo 1-4 K Burgess JULY 2018 A 7 14:45 Kawerau Sports 0-8 H 14 12:30 Te Puke United A 21 14:45 Cambridge 28 BYE AUGUST 2018 A 4 12:30 Otumoetai


SWIFTS LADIES MATCH SCHEDULE WAIKATO LADIES DIVISION A UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

APRIL 2018 A 8 H 15 A 22 H 29

13:00 11:00 11:00 11:00

Melville United NUSC Fiasco Tokoroa Hamilton Wanderers

0-2 5-2 R Graumans 3, M Leaver, M Ontiveros 2-2 R Graumans, P Guzman 7-1 A Verstraten 3, R Graumans 2, M Leaver, P Guzman

MAY 2018 6 A 13 A 20 H 27

BYE 13:00 NUSC Pandemonium 2-3 M Ontiveros 11:00 Cambridge (Waikato Cup) 0-5 11:00 Claudelands Rovers pp

JUNE 2018 H 10 H 17 H 24

11:00 West Hamilton United 11:00 Claudelands Rovers 11:00 NUFC Fiasco

2-8 A Verstraten 2-3 G Watson, M Leaver 0-0

JULY 2018 A 1 H 8 A 15 A 22 A 29

11:00 Hamilton Wanderers 11:00 Melville Epics (Plate) 11:00 Cambridge 11:00 West Hamilton United 11:00 Claudelands Rovers

5-3 A Verstraten 3, J Greenfield, K Cox 2-1 M Leaver, OG

AUGUST 2018 A 5 12 H 19 H 26

11:00 NUFC Fiasco 11:00 Waikato Plate 11:00 Hamilton Wanderers 11:00 Cambridge

Follow Matamata Swifts online in 2018 www.matamataswifts.com /MatamataSwifts

@SwiftySwiftly


SWIFTS SUNDAY TEAM MATCH SCHEDULE WSSL DIVISION 4 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

APRIL 2018 H 15

13:00 Tetra Pak Vikings

7-2 J Pope, M Aberhart, A Harris, C Henry,

A H

13:00 Voyle Park Rangers 13:00 Marist (Scottish Cup)

3-1 J Harris 2, M Hill 1-5 D Weaver-Smith

MAY 2018 H 6 A 13 A 20 27

13:00 Maniacs 13:00 Hamilton Masters 11:00 Zig Zag Scottish Cup Rd 2

4-1 J Harris 3, C Bedford 1-1 F Jordan 4-0 S Richardson 3, D Candy

JUNE 2018 A 10 A 17 A 24

13:00 Cambridge Red Devils (f) 4-0 S Richardson 2, J Harris, C Bedford 11:00 Tetra Pak Vikings 0-1 11:00 Scottbuild Pirates (Plate) 3-4 S Richardson 2, J Pope

JULY 2018 H 1 A 8 H 15 22 H 29

13:00 Voyle Park Rangers 11:00 Maniacs 13:00 Hamilton Masters Scottish Cup semis 13:00 Zig Zag

22 29

AUGUST 2018 5 Scottish Cup finals

R Cox, C Bedford, A Basalaj

1-0 C Bedford 2-1 S Richardson, C Bedford


Boys’ College clear as favourites falter Only four games were played in the latest round of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership and, of those, just one went entirely according to the script. Tauranga Boys College jumped three points clear at the top of the table after pummelling neighbours, Tauranga Blue Rovers, 6-2 at Pemberton Park. After a heavy run of top level schoolboy matches, the students hit the ground running in this one and effectively had it wrapped up after a four goal first half haul. Scott Hawkins, Alex Elliott with two, Ryan Peddle, Lewis Reid and Kody Gorst all hit the back of the net for the free scoring visitors who now have, by far, the best attacking record in the league. Flying Mullet Papamoa would have expected to keep pace with Boys’ College, but were beaten 2-1 at home by an Otumoetai side that came out on the right side of a tight game against a top side for the second week running. After knocking off Taupo last weekend Otumoetai were at it again, scoring from a set piece and a fast break. Nick Barnes and Jordi Langton were Otumoetai’s goal scoring heroes this time as they showed the rest of the league that there is a way through Papamoa’s normally ironclad defence. Fawwaz Ali’s goal had the game level at one apiece at the break, but Papamoa struggled to find any further joy against a compact Otumoetai rear-guard. Waikato Unicol, with games in hand, seemed to be gathering pace in the race for

the title, but slipped up at home to Comag Matamata Swifts. Unicol had the best of the game, as their recent form suggested they might, but a Brad West goal saw the Swifts in front at the break. Luke Goodwin drew Unicol level during the second half but there was late drama when Matamata was awarded a 90th minute penalty. Jamie Baxter slotted it for the Swifts, whose win moved them into the top five. This result illustrated just how unpredictable this year’s Premiership is as, a week after having Tauranga Blue Rovers complete a league double over them, the Swifts managed the same feat against Unicol. The other game, between Melville United at Te Awamutu, finished level at 2-2. Played at Gower Park, both sides scored a goal in each half, with David Brennan and an own goal doing the damage for Melville, while Jack Connor grabbed a double for the visitors. The point kept Melville in the top four, one point behind Papamoa and Taupo and four behind Boys’ College. Mercury Tokoroa and Taupo gained three easy points when their opponents, Hamilton Wanderers and, surprisingly, West Hamilton United, chose to default their fixtures. For Taupo, the three points drew them level with Papamoa, while Tokoroa moved themselves out of the bottom two.

From www.waibopfootball.co.nz.

Other fixtures this weekend Loaded WaiBOP Premiership Te Awamutu v Tokoroa Tauranga Boys’ College v Wanderers West Hamilton v Papamoa Otumoetai v Melville Unicol v Blue Rovers

WaiBOP Championship Unicol v Kawerau Taupo v Blue Rovers Ngaruawahia v Cambridge Otumoetai - BYE


COMAG MATAMATA SWIFTS Black & White shirts, Black shorts, Black socks

COMAG Matamata Swifts v Taupo | Kick-off: 2.45pm

GK GK 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Matt Aberhart Kyle van Waveren Radge Avergonzado Duran Weaver-Smith Jamie Baxter Mike Dawson Reuben Wigelsworth Brad West Scott Parsonage Kody Nowell Dayne Willemsen Hayden Turlington Mike Smith Dwayne Signal RETIRED (Eric van Waveren) Brayden Lissington Chris Walker Hardy Rosas Harry Conner Blair Griffiths Bjorn Vossen Sean Kipping Hardeep Singh

Coach Scott Parsonage Assistant Jeremy Pope Manager Dave Taylor

OFFICIALS Referee Ashley Wilson Assistant 1 Luke Gardner Assistant 2 Alan Cobby Assessor/coach N/A

OTHER GAMES THIS WEEKEND Waharoa Transport Swifts Reserves v Te Puke United (h) 12.30pm on Saturday Challenge Matamata Swifts Ladies v Cambridge (a) 11am on Sunday Swifts Sunday Team v Hamilton Masters (h) 1pm on Sunday

For results, tables, Swifts news and more visit www.matamataswifts.co.nz

Pulling a Swift One - July 14, 2018  

The official Matamata Swifts AFC match day magazine for the 2018 season. Match: COMAG Matamata Swifts versus Taupo in the Loaded WaiBOP Prem...

Pulling a Swift One - July 14, 2018  

The official Matamata Swifts AFC match day magazine for the 2018 season. Match: COMAG Matamata Swifts versus Taupo in the Loaded WaiBOP Prem...

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