Two goals by leading scorer Andrew Taylor and another by substitute Alex Mukaka ensured Cambridge reserves kept their eight-match unbeaten run with a 3-3 draw at Metro FC in Auckland.
Cambridge were never behind in the match but Metro kept fighting back to prevent the competition leaders from bringing home the points.
Taylor put the Reds ahead in the 19th minute with his 17th goal of the season.
He soon after added a second and Cambridge looked set to maintain or increase their five-point lead at the top of the Lotto NRFL second division reserves table.
However, Metro came storming back with two goals before half-time, sending the teams into the interval at 2-2.
In the second spell, substitute Mukaka found a third goal for Cambridge but again Metro found the net to share the points.
Main photo: Taylor scores earlier this season.
Cambridge’s first team lost 2-1 to Metro in the Lotto NRFL second division.