For the third game in a row, a late goal proved decisive for Cambridge in the WaiBOP Championship.
This week, third-placed Cambridge missed out on a win when a late penalty provided Tokoroa with a hard-fought draw, the teams tying 1-1.
It was a disappointing result for hosts Cambridge who met Tokoroa in search of a win to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 at Taupo with that goal coming four minutes from time.
Cambridge looked set for a good result when forward Aaron Huesser put the home team ahead in the first half.
Goalkeeper Shaun Bax kept Cambridge in front with an outstanding point blank save.
And Cambridge looked an even better proposition for the win when Tokoroa were reduced to 10 men after a player was sent off after two yellow cards.
The second half was hard-fought and it looked as though Cambridge would hold on for victory. But it was not to be and the penalty meant the points were shared.
Coach Steve Thomas said he was disappointed with the result as he thought his side had sufficient opportunities to win the game.
Next Saturday (July 11), Cambridge travel to Te Puke United.