Cambridge’s 1-0 win in the WaiBOP Championship provided the only winning result of the weekend for the club’s senior men’s teams.
Here’s a round-up of the weekend’s football:
A fourth-minute goal from forward Jason Szabo was enough for Cambridge to secure three league points against Claudelands Rovers at Galloway Park.
Cambridge has experienced an inconsistent start to the championship, winning twice and losing twice in their games so far.
But the win at Claudelands provided the team’s first clean sheet of the season and the side will be hoping to back up with another winning performance when they host Tauranga Blue Rovers in the main game at John Kerkhof Park next Saturday (2.45pm kick off).
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds lost their unbeaten record in this season’s Northern League, tumbling 2-1 at home to division newcomers Unimount Bohemian Celtic.
Watch Dylan Blair score his fifth goal of the season for the Reds:
In the reserves match, Cambridge lost 3-1 after leading early through an Andrew Taylor header.
The Cambridge D1s crashed out of the Waikato Cup in the opening round, losing 6-1 to old rivals the NUSC Deciles.
Cambridge got off to a poor start and trailed 4-0 at half-time.
A goal from last year’s leading scorer David O’Donnell helped a better second spell for the Cambridge visitors.
Waikato Division 4
Cambridge D2s lost 5-2 to Eastern City at John Kerkhof Park.
Andrew Thomas and Chris Hill scored for Cambridge in the first half, sending the sides into the break tied at 2-2.
However, City proved the stronger team in the second half.
Main photo: Cambridge playing Eastern City in their division 4 match.
Women’s Division 1
On Sunday, our women’s team lost 4-1 at Tokoroa.
Youth and Junior Federation Leagues
Our youth sides resume their Y-League and J-League competitions on Sunday May 5.
Here’s our latest matchday magazine, RED: