A first-half goal by Onehunga Mangere’s Max Kwan was all that separated the Auckland side and Cambridge’s reserves in this Lotto NRFL second division reserves fixture.
In recent games, Cambridge have shown a much-improved resistance in defence, conceding only four times in their last three outings.
But the Reds’ second-stringers have lost their scoring touch and it proved costly at Mangere Domain.
The Reds’ next game is on Saturday August 10 (3pm) when Northland FC visit John Kerkhof Park.
Lotto NRFL second division reserves results
Onehunga Mangere 1, Cambridge 0
Albany United v Oratia United (postponed due to Albany’s involvement in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup)
Unimount Bohemian Celtic 2, Franklin United 2
Ngongotaha v Greenhithe Catimba (result to come)
Northland FC 4, Metro FC 0
Manurewa 4, Claudelands Rovers 3
Cambridge beat Onehunga Mangere 1-0 in the main game.