Cambridge’s reserves made a promising but losing start to their 2020 season when they went down 4-2 to Claudelands Rovers in the Lotto NRFL second division reserves competition.
Cambridge took a ninth-minute lead through captain Devon Andrews as the sides settled down to play on a damp but well-turfed Galloway Park.
Then a flurry of goals kept the crowd entertained.
Gregory Pidoke and Krishaant Singh scored for Claudelands, while Franco Rigourd notched a second for the Cambridge visitors.
Tyler Ericksen and Singh, with a penalty, completed the scoring for Rovers.
The Cambridge side, coached by Neil Evans, is youthful and the club’s focus is on using the reserves competition as an opportunity to develop talent.
Cambridge’s first team lost 4-3 in the main game to Claudelands Rovers.