New Cambridge coach Paul Richardson gets his chance to turn around the Reds’ Northern League form with four successive games at home ground John Kerkhof Park.
The Lotto NRFL second division schedule sees Northland, Auckland sides Te Atatu and Takapuna, and old rivals Ngongotaha visit Cambridge during Richardson’s first month in charge.
This Saturday (3pm kick off), the visitors are Northland FC, a virtual senior rep side.
And after last weekend’s gallant defeat in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup – in which the Reds lost 3-2 to highly-rated Waiheke United – Cambridge will be looking to move up the league table with a win.
Richardson comes into the coaching role after the retirement of Mike Woodlock, who ended his 10 years in the Cambridge dugout with the Chatham Cup match.
The reserves’ match kicks off at 12.30pm.
Saturday’s Lotto NRFL second division fixtures are sponsored by RICOH.
Loaded WaiBOP Championship
Cambridge travel to play bottom-placed Matamata Swifts in a local derby which kicks off at the Matamata Domain at 12.30pm. The Reds drew 0-0 last weekend at Otumoetai and with games in hand on the teams above them, they’ll be keen to start climbing the ladder.
Waikato Cup & Plate
Our Cambridge A, D1 and D2 teams are all involved in Waikato Cup and Plate action this Saturday.
The A team play Claudelands Rovers B in the Waikato Cup at John Kerkhof Park, starting at 2pm.
The D2s are at home to Putaruru Rangers in the Waikato Plate, also at 2pm.
The D1s go on the road in the Plate, visiting Melville United D at Gower Park with a 2pm kick off.
Our women’s team play in the first round of the Waikato Women’s Cup on Sunday, playing Matamata Swifts at John Kerkhof Park at 11am.
On Sunday, our U-13s boys’ team host Papamoa in the WaiBOP Federation Youth League. The match starts at 11.20am at John Kerkhof Park.
Our U-12s boys play Melville United at John Kerkhof Park at 10am.
Meal of the Week
Our club catering manager Michaela McQuarters is away this week but our team in the kitchen are planning bangers and mash with vegetables for those teams playing at home on Saturday.
If you wish to help Michaela in the kitchen during the season, click here for more information.
Good luck to all our teams, players and supporters – please check our website over the weekend for updates on results.
Notice to visitors
Please be aware our grounds and clubrooms are 100% smoke-free and council bylaws forbid visitors from bringing dogs to our grounds. Click here for more information about our grounds.