Cambridge’s D2s prevented the club’s senior men’s teams from a Saturday of losses when they picked up a welcome 3-1 win at Hamilton’s Northern United.
Here’s how our senior and youth teams fared at the weekend:
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds travelled to South Auckland for their penultimate fixtures of the 2019 Northern League season when they met Manurewa AFC at War Memorial Park, Manurewa.
The first team lost 3-0.
The reserves lost 1-0.
Cambridge lost 2-1 to Tokoroa at Strathmore Park after trailing 1-0 at the break.
Tokoroa doubled their lead but Ryan Ashby found a consolation goal for Cambridge in added time.
Waikato Division 3
Cambridge D1s lost 5-2 to Claudelands Rovers Pingers at Galloway Park.
Cambridge’s scorers were Scott Jenkins and Dave O’Donnell.
Waikato Division 4
The D2s beat Northern United’s Numpties 3-1 at Discovery Park.
Scorers for Cambridge were Kevin Grace, Cole van den Beuken and Andy Kemp.
Van den Beuken’s goal was a rarity – a penalty scored by a goalkeeper!
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 1
Cambridge’s fixture against Otorohanga was postponed until September 8 because Otorohanga were playing in Sunday’s Waikato Plate final at John Kerkhof Park.
Sunday – WaiBOP Federation Youth/Junior Leagues
The Cambridge U-12s lost 7-3 at Melville United’s Gower Park for their fixture in the WaiBOP Federation J-League.
The U-13s hosted Rotorua United at John Kerkhof Park in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League.
Cortlan Davis-Havill scored for Cambridge in the third minute but Rotorua took a 2-1 lead into half-time, and then pulled away in the second spell to win 6-1.
Waikato Cup and Plate (Men’s)
Cambridge hosted the men’s Waikato Cup and Plate finals on Saturday.
Hamilton Wanderers won the plate, beating Otorohanga 4-0.
Melville United beat Huntly Thistle 1-0 to take the Waikato Cup.
Waikato Cup and Plate (Women’s)
On Sunday, John Kerkhof Park is the venue for the women’s Waikato Cup and Plate finals.
Otorohanga play Te Aroha Cobras at 11am in the Plate while holders West Hamilton United meet Tokoroa in the Waikato Cup final at 1.30pm.