The Cambridge A men’s team have drawn the Cambridge D1 side in a cup clash that will ensure the club will have at least one name in the second round draw. The sides will go head-to-head at John Kerkhof under floodlights this Thursday evening (April 26).
The Cambridge D2 will also play at home, having drawn Te Awamutu’s division A team, in a lunchtime game on Saturday.
Cambridge will be looking to emulate the feat of the club’s Waikato B team (photographed after their semi-final win) who last year reached the final of the Waikato Cup, losing the final to Otorohanga B at John Kerkhof Park.
Other home games on Saturday are the Lotto NRFL match between Cambridge and Bucklands Beach (3pm) and the match between those clubs’ reserves teams (12.30pm).
Recent winners of the Ron White Trophy (Waikato Cup)
2017: Otorohanga B 2, Cambridge 0 (played at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge)
2016: Northern United A 1 Te Awamutu B 0 (played at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge)
2015: Eastern City 2 Claudelands Rovers 0 (played at Te Awamutu Stadium)
2014: Claudelands Rovers A 2 Hamilton Wanderers A 1 (played at Te Awamutu Stadium)
2013: Hamilton Wanderers A 5 Cambridge A 2 (played at John Kerkhof Park, Cambridge)
2012: Claudelands Rovers A 4 Claudelands Rovers B 3 (after extra time) (played at Galloway Park, Claudelands)
2011: Hamilton Wanderers A 2 Hamilton North 0 (played at Porritt Stadium, Hamilton)
2010: Hamilton Wanderers A beat Otorohanga D (after extra time)
2009: Claudelands Rovers A 3 Cambridge A 2 (after extra time)
2008: Winners — Cambridge
2007: Winners — Hamilton Wanderers