Clean sheet keeps Reds reserves in pole position

Cambridge retain the lead in the Lotto NRFL second division reserves league after a clean sheet earned the Reds a valuable point against third-placed Bucklands Beach.

The match at Auckland’s Lloyd Elsmore Park brought together the two teams with the best defensive records in the competition so it was hardly a surprise when they battled out a scoreless draw.

The result gives Cambridge 44 points from their 18 fixtures, a break of seven points ahead of Bucklands Beach.

The draw effectively ended Bucklands Beach’s hopes of catching Cambridge, leaving second-placed Takapuna AFC as the only serious contenders for the title.

Meanwhile, other results went Cambridge’s way. Takapuna drew 2-2 with Metro FC to remain three points behind the Reds.

The final match of the season will see Cambridge play Takapuna at their McFetridge Park ground on September 1.

Cambridge is taking a full-sized bus to Takapuna for the Northern League double header which will end the season.

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