Cambridge extended their unbeaten run to four games in the WaiBOP Championship with a 2-2 draw against Papamoa at John Kerkhof Park.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared at weekend:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds lost 1-0 to ninth-placed Franklin United at John Kerkhof Park, the deciding goal coming in the fourth minute of added time.
The result sees Cambridge drop from equal first to sixth on the table but only three points behind leaders Metro FC.
In the early game, the Cambridge reserves beat Franklin United’s second string 4-3 to earn their first win since April 19.
English winger Luke Stephenson scored twice, while Dehein Hindley and Andrew Taylor got the others.
Evergreen playmaker Jason Szabo put Cambridge ahead before Golden Boot leader Adam Brady snared his 13th goal of the season, sending Cambridge into the dressing rooms 2-0 up at half-time.
Papamoa held together well in the second half while Cambridge misfired and the visitors clawed back a 2-2 draw.
The draw follows three successive wins by Cambridge who are consolidating their mid-table position.
Main photo and left: Cambridge and Papamoa battled out a draw in the championship.
Waikato Division 3
Cambridge D1s traveled to Te Awamutu’s Anchor Park but lost 2-1.
Goalscorer for Cambridge was Miguel Peterle.
Waikato Division 4
The D2s lost 2-1 at Morrinsville, after trailing 1-0 at the break.
The result could have gone either way in a game of missed chances. Scorer for Cambridge was Andy Kemp.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 1
Cambridge beat local rivals Matamata Swifts 2-1, thanks to two goals from Caitlyn Varcoe and a last-minute penalty save by Annie Martin. Click here for more.
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
The U-13s traveled to Katikati in the Y-League and drew 1-1.
Cambridge took an early lead, thanks to a Blake Taylor goal in the 3rd minute. Katikati equalised in the second half.
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