Penalty save gets Cambridge home in women’s derby against Matamata

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A penalty save by goalkeeper Annie Martin in the final minute helped Cambridge to a 2-1 win over neighbours Matamata Swifts in the Waikato Women’s Division 1 match at John Kerkhof Park.

The victory was provided a deserved upset for the home side with bottom-placed Cambridge registering their first win of the season in the league competition.

Going into the match, Matamata were third on the table.

Both Cambridge goals were scored by Caitlyn Varcoe who joins Olivia Sutherland in the lead for the club’s women’s Golden Boot with five goals apiece.

Varcoe was named Hill Homes Player of the Day.

Coach Andrew Taylor praised his team’s performance, describing it as a true team effort.

Main photo: Goalkeeper Annie Martin is in her first full season between the posts. Photo: Louis Roberts.

Next Sunday (July 7), Cambridge travel to Tokoroa for a second round tie in the Waikato Women’s Cup.

Click here for more details about our women’s team’s cup campaign