Reds make goal-happy return to Northern League

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Cambridge celebrated their return to Northern League competition this year with an impressive 113 goals scored by the first and reserve teams.

After a spell of six seasons out of the Lotto NRFL, the Reds were keen to make a good impression in their first season back and they achieved it with a respectable 7th position in the second division and a runners-up spot in the reserves competition.

But after building a reputation for having strong defences in recent seasons, it was in front of goal that Cambridge found improvement.

The first team scored 45 times in their 22 matches, and scored a couple more in their ISPS Chatham Cup campaign.

The reserves found the net 68 times but were credited with six more due to winning two goals by default (and being awarded 3-0 victories).

Leading goalscorers were Josh Clarkin for the first team, with 12, and Andrew Taylor who netted 23 times for the reserves.

Taylor took out the club’s men’s Golden Boot this season.

Click here for Golden Boot rankings.

First team scorers

Josh Clarkin 12 (inc. 1 Chatham Cup), Dylan Blair 7, Jamie Woodlock 6, Daniel Clarkin 5, Callum MacLeod 5 (inc. 1 Chatham Cup), Marcelo Sosa 4, Bradley Rea 2, Elliot Cooper 1, Kieran Hill 1, Jack Portegys 1, Wayne Teague 1, Jason Walker 1, Patrick Woodlock 1.

Reserves scorers

Andrew Taylor 23, Adam Brady 11, Jonathan Sanchez 6, Nathan Hallum 4, Alex Mukuka 4, Toby Hartley 3, Tom Woutersen 3, Aaron Huesser 5, Shaun Richardson 2, Chris Walker 2, Dehein Hindley 1, Jack O’Leary 1, Jack Portegys 1, Jack Sickelmore 1, Mason Woodall 1.

Video coverage

Enjoy Marcelo Sosa’s match-winning goal against Onehunga Mangere United again:

Check out three goals scored by our reserves against Metro FC: