Cambridge go into this year’s Loaded WaiBOP Championship as defending title holders.
The Reds will play nine teams, home and away, in a revamped competition.
Last season, coach Adrian Clark led a young Cambridge team to the title but the club declined to accept promotion to the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership because of the club’s inclusion in this year’s Northern League second division, requiring the Reds to field first and second teams in that competition.
WaiBOP Football’s Operations Manager Paul Stewart said: “These movements have ultimately left us with a ten team Championship, rather than the preferred twelve team competition.
“It’s good to see Kawerau Sports and Ngaruawahia United back in the fold and they replace Tokoroa and Wanderers.
“We’ve lost the reserve teams from both Rotorua United and Te Awamutu, which initially left us with nine sides in the Championship,” explained Stewart.
“So we offered the three available spots in the league to the highest eligible Waikato A and Bay 1 sides, with only Cambridge from Waikato A choosing to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Click on result in following table for match report
|7/4/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Kawerau Sports||LOST 1-3|
|14/4/2018 12:30pm||Te Puke United||v||Cambridge||WON 3-2|
|21/4/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Tauranga Blue Rovers||LOST 2-3|
|12/5/2018 12:30pm||Otumoetai||v||Cambridge||DRAW 0-0|
|19/5/2018 12:30pm||Matamata Swifts||v||Cambridge||LOST 0-2|
|26/5/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Waikato Unicol||John Kerkhof Park|
|2/6/2018 12:30pm||Taupo||v||Cambridge||Crown Park|
|9/6/2018 12:30pm||Kawerau Sports||v||Cambridge||Tarawera Park|
|16/6/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Te Puke United||John Kerkhof Park|
|23/6/2018 12:30pm||Tauranga Blue Rovers||v||Cambridge||Pemberton Park|
|7/7/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Otumoetai||John Kerkhof Park|
|14/7/2018 12:30pm||Ngaruawahia United||v||Cambridge||Centennial Park|
|21/7/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Matamata Swifts||John Kerkhof Park|
|28/7/2018 12:30pm||Waikato Unicol||v||Cambridge||Jansen Park|
|4/8/2018 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Taupo||John Kerkhof Park|
|TBC 12:30pm||Cambridge||v||Ngaruawahia United||John Kerkhof Park|