Cambridge’s senior men’s teams had a difficult Saturday with four of the five sides suffering losses.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared at the weekend:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds played their last games of the 2019 Lotto NRFL schedule and the first team and reserves both lost in a remarkably similar fashion.
Both Cambridge teams took early leads against the counterparts from Metro FC but were overhauled in both matches with the Aucklanders finding winners just before the final whistle. Both games resulted in 2-1 losses.
Reserves team: click here for match details, other results and updated table.
Cambridge lost their match at Papamoa 6-1 after trailing 3-1 at the break.
Cambridge’s goal came off a Papamoa defender in the 20th minute.
The side plays their last game of the season next Saturday (September 7) when they host Tauranga City at John Kerkhof Park (12.30pm).
Waikato Division 3
Cambridge D1s lost 4-2 to Melville United Old Boys at John Kerkhof Park.
Cambridge took a 2-0 lead in the first half, thanks to a penalty scored by goalkeeper Paul Macann. The other came from leading scorer Miguel Peterle.
Macann also saved a penalty but his efforts were in vain when Melville poured on the pressure in the second half to take the win.
Waikato Division 4
The D2s beat Claudelands Rovers Newbies 1-0, thanks to a goal from Cole van den Beuken.
It turned out to be the only win for a Cambridge senior men’s team at the weekend.
Main photo: The D2s fight for possession against Rovers at the Athletics Ground.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 1
An under-strength Cambridge lost 9-0 to Melville United’s Development squad at John Kerkhof Park.
The team battled well and stand-out players included Paris Le Gros, Gemma Martin and Hill Homes Player of the Day Annie Martin who was fearless in goal.
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
The Cambridge U-12s lost 9-2 to Taupo at Crown Park in the WaiBOP Federation J-League.
The U-13s did not have a fixture.