Cambridge head coach Paul Richardson was making no excuses after his side’s 4-3 top-of-the-table loss to new divisional leaders Manurewa at John Kerkhof Park.
“We’re not blaming anyone but ourselves,” he said as his team warmed down.
Richardson said his team had waivered from its game plan in the first half and paid the price of going 3-1 down.
He was pleased with the second half comeback – the Reds ‘won’ the second spell 2-1 – and pointed out his team already had 19 league points for the season, ten more than at the same stage last season.
Next Saturday, the team had the distraction of the Chatham Cup – a tie against Northern League premier division team Glenfield Rovers – and then faced league fixtures against Metro FC (now 4th) and Claudelands Rovers (now 2nd).