Men’s and women’s Waikato Cup finals come to Cambridge this weekend

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Cambridge will again host football’s big knockout finals when eight men’s and women’s teams come to John Kerkhof Park in search of silverware this weekend.

For the fourth time in six years, Cambridge FC has been entrusted with hosting WaiBOP Football’s finals of the men’s and women’s Waikato Cup and Plate competitions.

On Saturday, the cup action starts at noon with the men’s Waikato Plate final between Hamilton Wanderers Classics and Otorohanga.

That game is followed at 2.30pm by the final of the Waikato Cup between the two top teams in Waikato Division 1, Melville United and Huntly Thistle.

On Sunday, the women’s plate final gets underway at 11am when Te Aroha Cobras play Otorohanga. At 1.30pm, the women’s Waikato Cup final will see last year’s winners, West Hamilton United, meet Tokoroa.

All four games will go to extra time if scores are level after normal time.

Penalty shoot-outs will be used if teams can not be separated after two hours of play.

Cambridge has hosted previous finals days, attracting upwards of 800 spectators to John Kerkhof Park as the region’s football fans look to enjoy the sudden-death nature of cup football.

The club hosted the finals of the men’s Waikato Cup and Plate in 2013, 2016 and 2017. It hosted the women’s Waikato Cup and Plate finals in 2016 and 2018.

Ground entry is free.

Hosting the finals means all of Cambridge FC’s senior teams will play their fixtures away from home.

This year’s match programme

Match programmes – previous finals

Click here for 2017 WaiBOP Finals programme

Click here for 2016 WaiBOP Finals programme

Click here for 2013 WaiBOP Finals programme