Cambridge women are through to the second round of the Waikato Women’s Cup after an emphatic 6-2 win at Waihi FC.
Olivia Sutherland led the way with a hat-trick and an assist in a Hill Homes Player of the Day performance.
Cambridge’s other goals came from a long-distance effort from Sophee Rapson-Jones, a header from Gemma Martin and Lucy Reed who scored her first goal in senior football.
Cambridge had most of the possession throughout the game though Waihi found a couple of consolation goals late in the cup tie.
Coach Andrew Taylor said his team had taken a lot from the game and he said the team had benefitted from excellent corners from Rapson-Jones, and great work in midfield by Martin and captain Maria Cameron.
Cambridge reached the final of last year’s Waikato Cup and have a good recent record in the competition.
The club’s women’s first team won the 2014 Waikato Cup. They were beaten finalists in 2013, 2015 and 2018.
The club were runners-up in the 2016 Waikato Plate.