"He will certainly be unable to kick the Snitch if I turn him into a jellyfish, which is the sort of simple mistake I might allow myself one of these days"
-- Cormack McLeod, Manager of the Montrose Magpies (DP2)
Chaser for the Montrose Magpies quidditch team, Maddock was the cause of his team’s loss against the Kenmare Kestrels – because he tried using techniques from Muggle football during the match. The ensuing error allowed Kestrels’ Seeker Aidan Kiely to catch the Snitch (DP2).
It would have taken a tremendous amount of skill to be able to land a kick on such a tiny and speedy thing as the Snitch - really an impossible trick to even try to do in the first place. This is just more evidence of Alasdair Maddock's inattention to the sport of Quidditch.
While the date printed on DP2 is 8 February 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
Harry Potter Wiki: Montrose Magpies