Cambridge have continued their good form in the Waikato Women’s second division with a 5-1 win at Huntly Thistle.
Forward Astrid Howarth led the way with her second hat-trick in August and the team remain on track to challenge for the divisional title.
After this match, the competition splits into two sub-groups with Cambridge sure to participate in the higher group. This will test the youthful side that has shown continual improvement as the season unfolds.
Howarth gave Cambridge a 1-0 half-time lead with a goal after 30 minutes.
Straight after the break, Howarth crossed for Marie O’Neill to head Cambridge’s second goal.
O’Neill then set up Howarth for her second goal in the 67th minute, making it 3-0.
Cambridge’s fourth was scored by skipper Steph Upton.
Kym Thomasen provided Howarth with the chance that completed her hat-trick with five minutes remaining.
As the game entered added time, Huntly were awarded a penalty which they converted for a consolation goal.
Kym Thomasen was named the Hill Homes Player of the Day.
Updated table to come.