A high-scoring draw by Cambridge D1s in Waikato Division 3 provided the only highlight on a Saturday of losses for the club’s senior men’s teams.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared this weekend:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds stay in third place on the table after losing 4-3 to Manurewa at John Kerkhof Park.
Earlier, the Cambridge reserves lost 3-2 despite a strong finish that almost saw them snatch a draw.
Goal of the game came from Cambridge’s Juan Alvarez:
Cambridge’s championship side lost 5-2 at Taupo, after falling behind 2-1 in the first half.
Cambridge found the net through an own goal after only 6 minutes but the home team gained the lead, adding three more in the second spell.
Cambridge’s second goal came from Dom Vettise in the 71st minute.
Waikato Division 3
On Saturday, Cambridge D1s drew 3-3 with old rivals Northern United Debacles at John Kerkhof Park.
Cambridge’s Paul Blackstock grabbed a brace while the third goal came from the penalty spot, converted by midfielder Adrian Clark making his first appearance of the season (see main photo).
Waikato Division 4
The D2s lost 5-1 at home to divisional leaders Melville United.
Leading scorer Chris Hill missed a penalty, and the chance to take the lead in the club’s Golden Boot, while his side’s only goal was initially credited as a Melville own goal but was credited to Ben Carter after the match.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 1
Our women drew 3-3 against Huntly Thistle, thanks to goals from Sophee Rapson-Jones (2) and Kym Thomasen.
Here’s the direct free kick from Rapson-Jones that provided the late equaliser:
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
Both Cambridge’s youth/junior teams are away on Sunday.
The U-12 J-League side lost 5-2 to Rotorua United at Puarenga Park.
The U-13 Y-League team lost 3-2 at home to Claudelands Rovers Forca. Scorers for Cambridge were Blake Taylor (45′) and Liam Weston (60′).
Images from the U-13 game: