Six years of wait are over – the Reds are back!

posted in: Men, News, Northern League

On Good Friday 2018, Cambridge FC ended a six-year wait to see Northern League football return to John Kerkhof Park.

After joining the competition in 1972, Cambridge were relegated in 2012, forcing the club to rebuild and win promotion from the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership.

In 2017, the Reds won promotion as the WaiBOP champions.

On March 30, local rivals Claudelands Rovers made the half-hour trip from Hamilton for this Lotto NRFL second division derby.

We captured a few moments of the day on video and with cameras …

Photo gallery (1)

Click here for a collection of images from this match by official club photographer Louis Roberts.

Photo gallery (2)

Thanks to friend-of-the-club and photographer Grant Stantiall for the photograph featured on this page of Cruz Crafts, a Cambridge junior, leading the teams onto the pitch. Check out his gallery of images here.

Match report

Click here for details: Cambridge 5, Claudelands Rovers 1

Coach’s reaction: ‘Hard work was the key.’