After taking six points from their two opening games in the Lotto NRFL second division, Cambridge’s players are “getting what they deserve” for their hard work, says head coach Paul Richardson.
Speaking after the Reds’ 1-0 win at home against Oratia United, Richardson said the team had worked on its defence during training and the players deserved their “hard-fought win”.
Clean sheets were in short supply last year – the Reds managed three all season – but they put up a solid defensive effort against Oratia after taking a 20th minute lead through Josh Clarkin.
“I’m really happy for the boys,” Richardson said.
The Reds will next face Hamilton’s Claudelands Rovers, who have also started their season with two wins from two games. That match is at 3pm next Saturday (April 13).