Cambridge’s WaiBOP Championship team provided the main home game of the week with all other senior and youth teams travelling for their fixtures.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared this weekend:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds faced their biggest trek of the year with a 620km round-trip to Tikipunga, north of Whangarei for a double header against Northland FC, knowing a win was needed to maintain their title push.
The first team won 2-1 with late goals after trailing 0-1 at half-time.
The Cambridge reserves lost their Lotto NRFL second division match 3-0 to Northland at Tikipunga.
Cambridge’s championship side fought out an end-to-end 0-0 draw with Otorohanga at John Kerkhof Park to remain mid-table after a run of inconsistent form.
Both teams could have won the match with late goalscoring opportunities but neither could finish off and Cambridge ‘keeper Fraser Nicholls pulled off a couple of important saves as time ran down.
Main photo: Ryan Ashby takes on the Otorohanga defence during the Championship game.
Images from the WaiBOP Championship match at John Kerkhof Park:
Waikato Division 3 / Waikato Plate
Cambridge D1s took a break from Waikato Division 3 to travel to Putaruru Rangers for a first-round Waikato Plate fixture.
Rangers won the tie 4-2. Scorers for Cambridge were Miguel Peterle and Paul Blackstock.
Waikato Division 4
The D2s continued their streak of winning form with a 1-0 win at West Hamilton United.
The goal came in the second half from Chris Hill.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Cup
Our women’s team are through to the next round of the cup after 6-2 win at Waihi FC.
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
Both Cambridge’s youth/junior teams were at home on Sunday.
The U-12 J-League side hosted Melville United U-12 and lost 3-6 after trailing 2-4 at half-time.
The U-13 Y-League team beat Northern United 4-1 after leading 1-0 at the break.