Bragging rights were shared when Cambridge FC’s two Waikato League teams fought out a 3-3 draw in their traditional end-of-season fixture.
The match was hotly contested between the D1s, who play in Waikato Division 3, and the D2s, who compete in the Waikato Division 4.
The D1s, playing in the club’s orange away strip, started the better of the sides, creating early chances.
Midfielder Mariano Castellon put the D1s ahead after 10 minutes.
Gradually, the D2s worked their way into the match and Chris Hill levelled when he swivelled and shot home from 12 metres.
Andrew Myers put the D2s ahead after some good work down the flanks.
Hill scored another for the D2s.
With the hot sun beaming down on the experienced legs of the D1s, it took a penalty from Scott Jenkins to keep his side in the contest.
With the score 3-2 after 70 minutes, D2s goalkeeper Nick Morton saved a penalty awarded to the D1s by referee Des Beeney.
In the dying minutes of the game, Ben Ward completed a tap in to score an equaliser for the D1s.
As the game ended, D1s’ Paul Blackstock headed to A&E for treatment on a badly injured leg.
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