Goals in the first half were enough to get Cambridge all three competition points in their 2-0 win against Ngongotaha in the Lotto NRFL second division reserves league.
Riley Higgs, playing high up the pitch, scored Cambridge’s opening goal on the half hour at John Kerkhof Park.
As the clock ran down for half-time, Cambridge doubled their lead with a scrambled affair that was finally credited as an own goal by Ngongotaha’s Kerrigan Waller.
In the second spell, both teams had opportunities but Cambridge sensibly controlled play and possession to make sure of a deserved win.
Next Saturday, Cambridge travel to Auckland’s Bill McKinlay Park for a 12.00-noon game against Unimount Bohemian Celtic’s reserves (please note the earlier-than-usual kick off time).
Main photo: Cambridge’s Dehein Hindley about to shoot through a crowded Ngongotaha defence.
Lotto NRFL second division reserves results
Claudelands Rovers 0. Franklin United 0
Greenhithe Catimba 4, Oratia United 1
Cambridge 2, Ngongotaha 0
Metro Reserves 3, Unimount Bohemian Celtic 1
Manurewa Reserves 3, Albany United 1
Northland FC 3, Onehunga Mangere 3
Cambridge lost 5-4 to Ngongotaha in the main game at John Kerkhof Park.