Reds head north for Anzac Day fixture

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Cambridge travel to Auckland’s North Shore for a double header of Northern League fixtures on Anzac Day.

The Reds will play Albany United in a Lotto NRFL second division match on Wednesday (Apr 25) at 3pm, with the clubs’ reserves teams playing a curtain raiser at 12.30pm.

What’s at stake

Both teams need the league points to remain in reach of the divisional leaders, Takapuna AFC, Bucklands Beach and Franklin United. Cambridge sit just behind the leading trio in fourth spot and a win will set up a potential “six-pointer” on Saturday when Bucklands Beach come to John Kerkhof Park.

Albany United are in seventh place, but with a game in hand over the Reds, having shown mixed form so far.

After good wins against Metro FC (3-1) and Northland (2-0), Albany has since lost two on the trot, going down to Bucklands Beach (3-1) and last weekend to Franklin United (5-1).

Familiar faces

A member of the Albany squad is Gareth Clark who played for Cambridge in the Northern League in 2010-2011 before moving to Auckland. Albany coach Tel Sheehy has visited John Kerkhof Park for Northern League games in the past, when coaching Hibiscus Coast.

Squads

Albany United: James Yoon, Benjamin Semple, Josh Hadfield, Jordan Carter, Joe Lenton, Lee Robinson, Keagan Brophy, Herve Kadiya, Marc Porter (c), Gareth Clark, Travis Van Gysen, Cameron Leader (RGK), Dev Pokhrel, Jack Hadfield, Shota Atsumi, Angelo Locatelli. Coach: Tel Sheehy.

Cambridge: Patrick Steele, Danial Clarkin, Patrick Woodlock (c), Kieran Hills, Callum MacLeod, Bradley Rea, Nathan Claridge, Jamie Woodlock, Kyle Stead, Marcela Sosa, Theo Petropolous, Dylan Blair, Josh Clarkin, Mason Woodall, Wayne Teague (unavailable). Coach: Mike Woodlock. Assistant: Ray Pooley. Goalkeeper coach: Kim Brierley. Team manager: Chrissy Goodin.

Reserves

Cambridge head north on a hot streak of form, having scored 26 goals in their five competition games, and half of them in the past fortnight. The Reds top the table while Albany hover in mid-table but with a game in hand. Form indicates that Albany will give Mike Taylor’s squad a good test of their ability.

How to get there

Albany United play at Rosedale Park, Albany, which is 163km from John Kerkhof Park – a drive of about 2 hours 15 minutes if the traffic plays kind.

Last weekend’s game

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