Reserves lose 4-3 to Catimba after second-half turnaround

Cambridge Reserves continued their improved goalscoring form but surrendered a half-time lead to lose 4-3 against Greenhithe Catimba.

After scoring four goals in their previous game against Franklin United, the Reds were keen to maintain their touch in front of goal at North Harbour Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.

Devon Andrews gave Cambridge the lead in the 21st minute but Greenhithe skipper Rodrigo Stephanou levelled after 37 minutes.

As the players were readying for half-time, Johnny Sanchez found the net for Cambridge to send the visitors into the break with a 2-1 advantage.

Greenhithe put the Reds under pressure and three goals in a 12-minute spell turned the game around.

Guillermo Tchobanian (76′), substitute David Sadrinas (82′) and Guilhemme Piconi (88′) gave Greenhithe a 4-2 lead with time almost up.

Two minutes into added time, Sanchez added his second goal of the game to narrow the deficit.

Next Saturday (July 13), Cambridge play Ngongotaha at John Kerkhof Park (reserves k/o 12.30pm, first teams 3pm).

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Team line-ups

Lotto NRFL second division reserves results

Unimount Bohemian Celtic 3 Manurewa AFC 2
Greenhithe Catimba 4 Cambridge 3
Franklin United 1 Oratia United 5
Albany United v Northland FC (postponed due to Albany’s Chatham Cup commitment)
Ngongotaha v Metro FC (result to come)
Onehunga Mangere 2 Claudelands Rovers 0

League table

(The following table does not include the Ngongotaha v Metro FC result from July 6)

First team

Cambridge drew 1-1 with Greenhithe Catimba in the later game at North Harbour Stadium.

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More information

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