Cambridge kept their 100% winning start to the Waikato Women’s League season with a comfortable 6-1 win against Te Aroha Cobras at John Kerkhof Park.
The women cruised to a 5-0 half-time lead and then held off a Cobras side that never gave up.
Gemma Martin opened the scoring for Cambridge after 10 minutes, converting her side’s first real chance of the game.
Forward Rachel Hill then added a second goal after 20 minutes when she took the ball into space and then carefully picked out a shot from 20 metres that sailed past the Cobras’ goalkeeper and into the net.
You can see her goal here:
On the half-hour, Abby Cook converted a penalty to take the home side to 3-0 before midfielder Astrid Howarth found the net twice, both times with long range shots that were excuisitely placed.
The visitors tried hard to get back in the game in the second spell and scored a consolation goal while Hill grabbed her second goal of the day.
Coach Andrew Taylor said he was “reasonably happy” with the team’s performance, though the second half was not as fluent as the first.
“It (the team) is a work in progress,” he said.
Taylor said Paris Le Gros was a deserving winner of the Hill Homes Player of the Day award.