It was a mixed Saturday for Cambridge’s senior men’s teams who all had to travel away from home for their fixtures.
The main causes for cheer came from the Reds reserves and the D1 side, both of whom stayed top of their leagues after Saturday results.
Lotto NRFL second division
A second-half fightback wasn’t enough to help Cambridge stave off a 4-2 defeat to Bucklands Beach in the Reds’ latest Northern League fixture.
In the early game, the Reds reserves drew 0-0 with third-placed Bucklands Beach to keep their lead at the top of the reserves competition.
Loaded WaiBOP Championship
The championship squad lost 5-1 to Waikato Unicol in the Loaded WaiBOP Championship.
Cambridge took the lead at Jansen Park in the 10th minute through Hector Giraldo but Unicol then found their feet and went to a 2-1 lead at half-time before adding three goals in the second spell. Unicol scorers were Henry Leech (2), Riley Rigdon, Taylor Bell-Booth and an own goal.
Cambridge also played Waikato Unicol at Jansen Park, losing 4-1.
Cambridge’s goal came from a Mitchell Claridge direct free kick.
The D1 side kept their lead of the Waikato D division with a 4-1 at West Hamilton United’s Bremworth Park.
Cambridge scorers were Dave O’Donnell (2), Dennis Hommel and Scott Jenkins who put his away his sixth penalty of the season.
The D2 team went in search of their fourth win in succession with a trip to Te Aroha Cobras.
Missing a few regular players, the D2s suffered a 2-1 loss at Boyd Park. Goalscorer was Tom Horrix.
Next weekend, the D1s host second-placed Te Aroha Cobras in a game that will be crucial to end-of-season honours.
Waikato Women’s A League
Cambridge shared the league points after a thrilling 3-3 draw against Northern United at John Kerkhof Park.
Youth and junior boys
Our U-13 boys’ team was to play Tauranga City United at John Kerkhof Park on Sunday in the WaiBOP Federation Youth League (awaiting result).
The U-12 boys (pictured) beat Melville United 3-2 at Hamilton’s Gower Park in the WaiBOP Federation Junior League.
The teams raced to a 2-2 scoreline by half-time with Cambridge goals from Theo Susillia (11th minute) and Blake Taylor (22nd minute).
Taylor grabbed the winner in the second half.
How our teams fared last weekend
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