Reds leave it late (again) to snare three points at Northland FC

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Cambridge stay in contention for the Lotto NRFL second division title after another last gasp victory, this time against Northland FC at Tikipunga.

The win pushes the Reds into second place on the table, a point behind Hamilton club Claudelands Rovers, while Manurewa slipped up, losing their lead of the table with a shock loss at home to Metro FC.

Cambridge have made a habit of giving their opponents a lead, only to finish strongly and take the win with late goals.

This match – which required a 620km round-trip for the squad – was no different.

Northland went 1-0 ahead through Jeremy Rintoul in the 7th minute, and that is how the teams turned around at the break.

Cambridge poured on the pressure in the second spell and midfielder Harry Wick volleyed home a cracking equaliser in the 79th minute to stun the home supporters. It was his first goal for the club since joining in pre-season from Central United.

The Reds kept throwing everything forward and with a minute of normal time to go, winger Callum MacLeod scored the winning goal.

Next weekend, Cambridge are at home to title contenders Manurewa AFC.

Team sheets


Lotto NRFL second division results

Ngongotaha AFC 2 (Hayden Booker 12’, Harlem Simiona 87’)
Claudelands Rovers 7 (Henry Stephen 2’ 64’ 71’, Jono Viviani 25’, Kyle Kirsten 29’, Henry Thompson 50’, Johnny Konings 60’)
HT 1-3

UniMount Bohemian Celtic 1 (Gary Maloney 61’)
Greenhithe Catimba 2 (Matias Miranda 14’, David Sadrinas 79’ [PEN])
HT 0-1

Northland FC 1 (Jeremy Rintoul 7’)
Cambridge FC 2 (Harry Wick 79’, Callum MacLeod 89’)
HT 1-0

Albany 2 (Marc Porter 24’, Jack Beguely 28’)
Franklin United 4 (Jake McCoy 40’ 45+1’, Prashneel Roy 90+1’, Stefan Van Der Heijden 90+3’)
HT 2-2

Manurewa AFC 0
Metro FC 3 (Mario Aroca 5’ 60’, Leo Shin 10’ [PEN])
HT 0-2

Onehunga Mangere United 1 (Salesh Kumar 8’)
Oratia United 1 (Scott Cole 90+4’)
HT 1-0

League table


Cambridge Reserves played Northland FC in the early game at Tikipunga, losing 0-3.

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More information

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