Reds reserves succumb to Aucklanders on artificial turf

Cambridge’s reserves lost 2-0 to high-flying Unimount Bohemian Celtic, conceding a goal in each half at Auckland’s Bill McKinlay Park.

Coach Mike Taylor said his young side took time to settle on the artificial turf at the stadium which has hosted full international matches.

The home side, third in the Lotto NRFL second division reserves competition, went ahead after half an hour through Dan Butler and the teams turned around with the Reds trailing 1-0.

Cambridge were competitive for the second half until substitute Tom Graham sealed the game for Unimount with a goal in the 81st minute.

Our reserves, and other senior Cambridge teams, observed a minute’s silence before kick off, and wore black armbands, to acknowledge the death of Pat Beeney (72), mother of reserves team manager Des Beeney and mother-in-law of our club’s bar manager, Krisdel.

The Reds’ next game is on Saturday July 27 at John Kerkhof Park when the visitors are Albany United.

Team line-ups

Lotto NRFL second division reserves results

Unimount Bohemian Celtic 2, Cambridge 0

Greenhithe Catimba 2, Franklin United 1

Onehunga Mangere 4, Manurewa 2

Metro Reserves 4 Albany United 2

Northland FC 4, Claudelands Rovers 2

League table

First team

Cambridge beat Unimount Bohemian Celtic 5-0 in the main game at Bill McKinlay 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