Both teams’ coaches were happy to take a point each from Saturday’s 2-2 draw between Cambridge and Northland FC in the Lotto NRFL second division.
Reds coach Paul Richardson, in his first league match since taking over from retiring coach Mike Woodlock, said he was pleased to end the team’s five-match losing streak.
“We worked hard in difficult conditions,” he said after the final whistle at John Kerkhof Park.
“We’re happy with the draw. We’ll build from this.”
Northland FC’s assistant coach Owen Liiv said his squad had left Whangarei at 6am for their 600km round trip and knew the match would be difficult.
“We were happy with a point. If you’d offered it at the start of the day, we’d have taken it,” he said.