Weekend round-up: Wet and goals at a premium

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Cambridge senior teams struggled to find the net in wet and wintry conditions at the weekend.

The club’s WaiBOP Championship side travelled to Otumoetai for a 0-0 draw while the Waikato A team also shared a goalless draw with Waikato Unicol at John Kerkhof Park.

Loaded WaiBOP Championship

Cambridge’s draw in the championship leaves the side third from the foot of the table but having played one or two games less than the teams above them.

Next weekend, they travel to bottom-placed Matamata Swifts and a win there will do much to kick-start the team’s season.


Otumoetai Reserves 0-0 Cambridge (ht: 0-0)

Tauranga Blue Rovers Reserves 2-4 Taupo Reserves (ht: 1-3)
TBR: Jamie Weal, Wesley Green; TAU: Nick Field, Nick van Heerden, Dean Brereton 2.

Te Puke United 2-1 Waharoa Transport Matamata Reserves (ht: 1-0)
TPU: ??’ MAT: Mike Smith.

Kawerau Sports 4-0 Waikato Unicol Reserves (ht: 2-0)

Waikato A

Cambridge A extended their unbeaten run to three games with their 0-0 draw with Waikato Unicol.

Both sides are in mid-table and played some entertaining football, despite the wet conditions at John Kerkhof Park.

Next weekend, the team reverts to cup football with the second round of the Waikato Cup (draw still to be made).

Waikato D

The D1 team returned from Te Aroha Cobras with a 3-2 loss. Their goals came from Ben Ward and Toby Hartley.

Northern League

Our first and second teams did not play in the Lotto NRFL this weekend due to ISPS Handa Chatham Cup commitments.

In the cup, Cambridge lost at home 3-2 to NRFL first division outfit Waiheke United.

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Our women’s team beat Ngaruawahia United 10-0 in a Waikato Women’s B League fixture at Centennial Park. Scorers were Astrid Howarth (4), Rachel Hill (2), Maria Cameron (2), Sophee Ranson-Jones and Gemma Martin.

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