Reserves win by default to stay top of competition

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Cambridge’s Northern League reserves have moved three points further ahead at the top of the second division reserves league – without playing a game.

Administrators for the Lotto NRFL have awarded Cambridge a 3-0 win by default after Saturday’s opponents Onehunga Mangere United advised they were unable to field a team.

While the reserves game at 12.30pm won’t take place, the fixture between the two clubs’ first teams will go ahead as planned. That match at John Kerkhof Park kicks off at 3pm.

It is understood Onehunga Mangere United’s problems in fielding a reserve team stemmed from three players who had committed to attend a wedding, and six injuries to squad members.

The default victory gives Cambridge a nine-point lead in the league.

Main photo: Cambridge reserves celebrate scoring at Papakura City last weekend where they won 2-1.

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League table

The following table includes the default win to Cambridge but does not include other results for the round of games played on June 30.

What’s in store for the rest of our teams

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