Cambridge have taken a three-point lead of the Waikato D division after the club’s D1 team produced a come-from-behind win at nearest rivals Northern United Seniles.
With other teams either not playing at the weekend, or losing, the D1’s victory provided the highlight of Saturday’s football.
Lotto NRFL second division
Cambridge’s first team and reserves both took a break this weekend and resume their programmes on Saturday July 21 with a double header at John Kerkhof Park against Albany United.
However, other games in the NRFL second division went in the Reds’ favour.
Loaded WaiBOP Championship
The championship squad lost 4-0 at Ngaruawahia United.
The result looked like ballooning when United went into the half-time break with a 4-0 lead, thanks to goals from Noor Mire, Dean Delaney, Liban Mire and Ibrahim Ismail.
But Cambridge knuckled down to keep the second half scoreless and twice hit the bar.
Cambridge lost 4-0 to Otorohanga at John Kerkhof Park.
The D1s went into their game against Northern United Seniles knowing whichever side won would take the initiative in the race for the divisional title.
Cambridge went behind 1-0 in the first half but second half goals from leading scorer Dave O’Donnell and Fabian Burgos ensured the points went to the visitors with a 2-1 victory.
Cambridge D1s now have 25 points from their 11 competition games while Northern United Seniles have 22 points, having played one game more.
The D2s played Northern United’s other division D team, the Gaffers, winning 5-1.
Scorers for the D2s were Andy Kemp, Quinn Dickey (from a smartly taken free kick), Shaun Kemp, Andrew Myers and Liam Storey, who chipped the ‘keeper from outside the box.
Waikato Women’s A League
Cambridge’s women’s team drew 0-0 with Matamata Swifts in their local derby at John Kerkhof Park.
Youth and junior football
Youth and junior competitions take a break this weekend for the school holidays.