Cambridge senior teams claimed three important wins on a hectic Saturday when the club hosted five matches at John Kerkhof Park.
The men’s first team won to ease Northern League relegation worries; the reserves won to stay top of the Lotto NRFL reserves competition and another victory keeps the D1s in the hunt for title honours.
Lotto NRFL second division
Three goals from the Woodlock brothers secured a vital 3-1 win for Cambridge against Franklin United in the Lotto NRFL second division.
The reserves beat Franklin United’s second string, also by 3-1, ensuring the Reds stay at the top of their reserves competition.
Loaded WaiBOP Championship
The championship squad lost 2-1 at home to second-placed Taupo, after the sides were tied 1-1 at half-time.
Taupo’s goals were scored by Finn Giddy and Nick Field.
Cambridge travelled to Te Aroha Cobras’ Boyd Park for a 1-1 draw.
Cambridge’s scorer was Peter Buesnel who netted for the 19th time this season.
The D1 side stepped up their quest for the divisional title with a 4-0 home win against Te Aroha Cobras.
The side took the lead through Fabian Burgos but the visitors then put up a solid defence to hold the scoreline for the rest of the half.
Dave O’Donnell doubled the D1s’ lead after an hour, scrambling home from close in (see main photo) when a Steve Barrott long throw caused mayhem in the box.
Paul Blackstock made it 3-0 with a long-range effort before Rick Vollebregt sealed the victory with his side’s fourth.
The D2s lost 2-0 to Waikato Unicol.
Waikato Women’s A League
Cambridge’s women lost a tight game 4-3 to West Hamilton United at Bremworth Park.
The team’s next game is a semi-final of the Waikato Women’s Cup against Claudelands Rovers next Sunday.
Sunday: Youth football
Our U-12 boys’ team hosted Papamoa on Sunday in the WaiBOP Federation Youth League (awaiting result).
The U-13 boys had the weekend off.
The Sunday League team have won the Scottish Cup Plate Final, beating Zig Zag 2-0.
How our teams fared last weekend
Don’t forget our U-19 squad are hosting a karaoke night at the senior clubrooms from 8pm on Saturday. It’s $10 a ticket, loads of fun and will help the squad raise the funds needed to play at this year’s National U-19 Youth Tournament in Napier.
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