Reserves held to draw after Oratia level in added time

A goal three minutes into added time deprived Cambridge reserves of their first win since April, forcing a 1-1 draw at Oratia United.

Cambridge have suffered a string of losses since April, despite some promising play and close results.

And when Riley Higgs gave the Reds a deserved lead in the second half at Oratia’s Parrs Park, it looked as though Cambridge would return home with three points in the Lotto NRFL second division reserves competition.

Alas, the home side – who are among the division’s leaders – grabbed an equaliser through Josh McDonald four minutes into added time.

Next Saturday (June 29), Cambridge Reserves get the chance to break their win drought when they host lowly Franklin United at John Kerkhof Park (12.30pm).

Team line-ups

Lotto NRFL second division results

Oratia United 1 (Josh McDonald, 90+4′)
Cambridge 1 (Riley Higgs, 58′)

Unimount Bohemian Celtic 3, Onehunga Mangere 1

Ngongotaha 0, Northland FC 6

Greenhithe Catimba 2, Manurewa 0

Franklin United 1, Metro 4

Claudelands Rovers 4, Albany United 3

League table

First team

Cambridge lost 0-3 to Oratia United in the main game at Parrs Park.

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More information

Click here for Reds’ 2019 fixture list

Click here to see who’s in the 2019 Cambridge squad