Former Cambridge junior and youth team player Lachie McIsaac is in line to play in Sunday’s ISPS Handa Chatham Cup Final – the pinnacle of domestic football’s cup competitions.
The forward is a member of the Birkenhead United squad to face Wellington’s Western Suburbs in the final which kicks off at 3.30pm at QBE Stadium, Albany. The match will be televised live on Sky TV.
McIsaac (19) played his junior football at Cambridge and for the club’s U-15s before moving to Melville United and a chance to play Northern League in 2016.
The former Hamilton Boys High student then made the move to Auckland and he has been a regular starter in Birkenhead United’s Lotto NRFL premier league squad.
Birkenhead won the Chatham Cup – New Zealand football’s oldest club trophy – two seasons ago and will have strong local support when they face two-time previous cup winners Suburbs.
McIsaac is the son of Tony McIsaac, one of Cambridge’s FC best ever players and four-time winner of the Jim Barry Trophy awarded to the club’s Player of the Year.
Tony McIsaac was a member of Cambridge’s unbeaten 1993 Northern League squad.
Meanwhile, the staging of the Chatham Cup final helps remind football supporters of the need to support Blue September, the annual campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer.