Championship side shares 2-2 stalemate with Tauranga Old Blues

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Cambridge registered their fourth draw in their last six WaiBOP Championship outings when they shared a 2-2 stalemate with lowly Tauranga Old Blues at John Kerkhof Park.

The Cambridge side have been finding the net recently but have been conceding goals at crucial times.

In their latest fixture, the home side went ahead early when Jordan Silvester slipped his marker in the Old Blues box and rounded both their ‘keeper and last defender for a tap home.

Main photo: Silvester about to dribble past a Tauranga defender to score.

With the game barely 15 minutes old, Cambridge lost possession in the middle of the pitch, allowing Old Blues to break and for forward Horacio Erices to bend a shot from long range into the top of the goal.

Jake Lind put Cambridge ahead after 35′ with his second goal of the season.

The teams turned round at 2-1 but Old Blues found an equaliser in the 47th minute through Mauro Romero.

Player of the Day was Shaun Richardson.

The draw leaves Cambridge in 7th place on the table.

Next Saturday (August 15), Cambridge travel to Tauranga City for a 12.30pm kick-off.

Team sheets

Photo gallery

Our club’s official photographer Louis Roberts was at the champs’ game – click on image to open to full size

Results

Whakatane Town 0-2 Otumoetai (ht: 0-2)
WHA: none.
OTU: Mario Soares Ramos, Ashirai Zinyowera.

Taupo 4-1 Claudelands Rovers (ht: 1-1)
TAU: Dylan Foster 2, Elgan Jones, Bradley Frew.
CLR: Kirk Newman.

Te Puke United 4-1 Tauranga City (ht: 1-0)
TPU: Shaun Bell 2, Andrew Skerten, Santiago Curi.
TGA: Aidan Waterhouse.

Hamilton Wanderers 2-3 Papamoa (ht: 1-1)
WAN: Daniel Reason, Myles Barker.
PAP: Tony Goodin, Christian Reyna, Michael Poulsen.

Tokoroa 6-0 Waikato Unicol (ht: 6-0)
TOK: Connor Wood, Chris Teague 3, Griffith Tiro, Stanley Falolo.
UNI: none.

Cambridge 2-2 Old Blues (ht: 2-1)
CAM: Jordan Silvester, Jakob Lind.
OBL: Horacio Munoz Erices, Mauro Romero.

League table

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