Cambridge’s Northern League teams play crucial games in Auckland on Saturday while the club’s D1 team gets a golden opportunity to all but wrap up the Waikato Division D title.
Here’s the weekend line-up:
Lotto NRFL second division
Cambridge can secure Northern League football for next year with a win at the home of relegation-threatened Te Atatu.
Seven teams are at risk of filling the bottom two spots in the Lotto NRFL second division, and dropping out of the competition, but the Reds can make sure of safety with a positive result, regardless of other results.
In the early game, the Reds reserves need to win and extend their unbeaten run to 13 games to keep their lead of the reserves competition and set up a potential all-or-nothing last game against nearest rival Takapuna on September 1.
The reserves kick off at 12.30pm while the main game starts at 3pm.
Away supporters can find the games here:
Loaded WaiBOP Championship
The championship squad play their last match of the season, against title winners Ngaruawahia United, at John Kerkhof Park (2.45pm).
Cambridge still have something to play for in that they could still end up with the wooden spoon if they lost by a margin of eight or more goals, as they currently are one place off the bottom but only by goal difference.
The side has often played better football than their results suggest this year and going out with a decent result against the champions would be a fair reward for effort.
Cambridge’s A team have finished their programme for the season, ending up in fourth position on their table.
The division-leading D1 side go head-to-head against second placed Te Aroha Cobras in a match that could well decide the title.
The D1s have a one-point lead and this encounter is a classic ‘six-pointer’ with the winner taking pole position in the race for honours.
The match kicks off at John Kerkhof Park at 2.45pm.
The D2s have a weekend off.
Sunday: Waikato Women’s A League
Cambridge’s women host Claudelands Rovers for their last Waikato A League fixture of the season, kicking off at 11am.
The sides met last weekend in the semi-final of the Waikato Women’s Cup and the clubs are long-time rivals in women’s football.
Sunday: Youth football
Our U-13 boys’ team travel to Papamoa for an 11.20am match in the WaiBOP Federation Youth League.
How our teams fared last weekend
Meal of the Week
Our club catering manager Michaela McQuarters plans honey soy chicken in yummy bao buns for those playing at home on Saturday, with succulent chicken donated by Ingham’s of Cambridge.
If you wish to help Michaela in the kitchen during the season, click here for more information.
Good luck to all our teams, players and supporters – please check our website over the weekend for updates on results.
Notice to visitors
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