Cambridge’s women’s team have kept their perfect start to the Waikato Women’s A League with a come-from-behind 5-3 win at Northern United.
After winning promotion to the A division in mid-season, Cambridge have now accounted for Hamilton Wanderers (6-1) and a capable Northern United team, in their bid to retain the Waikato title the team won last year.
Cambridge didn’t have it easy at Discovery Park, falling behind to the Hamilton side after only three minutes.
No sooner had Cambridge drawn level than the home side went ahead 2-1, forcing Cambridge to stage a revival late in the first half so they turned around with a 4-2 lead.
The teams played out an even second half, each scoring once, for a final score of 5-3 in Cambridge’s favour.
Cambridge’s goals were scored by Astrid Howarth (2), Rachel Hill, Maria Cameron and Maddy Burnett, who found the net for the first time in senior football.
The win was Cambridge’s eighth in nine league matches this year.
Coach Andrew Taylor said the stand out performance came from midfielder Gemma Martin who he named as Hill Homes Player of the Day.
While pleased with the win, Taylor said the result could have gone the other way and his team still has room to improve.
Next Sunday, Cambridge get their first home game in the A division when they host West Hamilton United at John Kerkhof Park (kick off 11am).