Cambridge’s senior teams had their poorest return of the season with all the men’s sides suffering losses in league competitions.
The only exception was the WaiBOP Championship side whose game against Tauranga City was postponed.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared at the weekend (July 27-28):
Lotto NRFL second division
Albany United, who have reached the last eight of football’s oldest cup competition, are the form team of Northern League’s second division.
And they justified their reputation with a 4-0 win against Cambridge at John Kerkhof Park.
Cambridge reserves lost the early game to Albany United 1-0 after an own goal separated the sides.
Cambridge’s home match against Tauranga City was postponed because the visitors were unable to field a team through illness.
The fixture has been rescheduled for Saturday September 7.
Waikato Division 3
Cambridge D1s came off second best when they crashed 6-0 to Northern United’s Debacles at Hamilton’s Discovery Park.
Waikato Division 4
The D2s headed to Hamilton to play mid-table Waikato Unicol at the University grounds but returned home with a 4-1 loss, a score that didn’t reflect the balance of play.
Cambridge had two ‘goals’ disallowed in an incident-packed match that with a bit of fortune could have seen the D2s sneak a draw.
Scorer for Cambridge was Liam Storey with his second goal in two weeks.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 1
Cambridge drew 0-0 at Waikato Unicol.
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
The Cambridge U-12s lost 1-0 to Claudelands Rovers in the WaiBOP Federation J-League at John Kerkhof Park.
The U-13s lost 5-1 to Otumoetai in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League at John Kerkhof Park.
Cambridge’s goal came from leading goalscorer Blake Taylor in the 20th minute.