Cambridge’s women’s and youth teams racked up big wins on Sunday, scoring 27 goals between their three games.
The women beat Te Awamutu Pink Ladies 6-0, while our U-14s beat Northern United 9-1 and our U-12s beat Western United 12-1.
Main photo: Some of the action from the women’s game. Click here for a photo gallery from the match, provided by official club photographer Louis Roberts >>>>
Meanwhile, both Cambridge’s fifth division men’s teams won in the same weekend for the first time this season.
The D1s beat leaders Te Awamutu 4-1 away while the D2s defeated Claudelands Rovers 2-1 at home.
Here’s how our teams fared at the weekend (August 15-16):
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Cambridge’s home game against UniMount Bohemian was postponed due to the Auckland club’s inability to travel under alert level 3.
All men’s Northern League games, including the reserves competition, were postponed.
Though the Northern League double header was postponed, here’s the matchday magazine published for the weekend.
Tauranga City 4 Cambridge 4
Draws continue to frustrate Cambridge in the WaiBOP Championship – this was their fifth stalemate in their seven latest fixtures.
Waikato Senior Men’s
Waikato Division Two: Cambridge 1 Ngaruawahia United 3
Third-placed Cambridge slipped in their efforts to stay in touch with competition leaders Hamilton Wanderers and St Paul’s Corinthians, losing 3-2 at home to Ngaruawahia United.
Josh Mayo and Theo Petropoulos scored for Cambridge in a tit-for-tat first half which saw the teams turn around at 2-2.
However Ngaruawahia grabbed a second half winner.
Player of the Day was Theo Petropoulos.
The result leaves Hamilton Wanderers clear at the top of the division, with 27 points, followed by St Paul’s (22 points) and Cambridge (16 points).
Waikato Division Five: Te Awamutu 1 Cambridge 4
Cambridge D1s beat title-chasing Te Awamutu 4-1 despite fielding a depleted squad.
Cambridge took an early lead when goalkeeper Paul Macann converted from the penalty spot.
The side doubled their lead soon after through Marcus.
Te Awamutu reduced the deficit, scoring on the break, but Cambridge found the net almost immediately through Ben Ward.
After turning around at 3-1, Cambridge pushed Jim Thomassen forward and were rewarded with a fourth goal when he scored with a deft touch.
Player of the Day was Paul Macann.
Waikato Division Five: Cambridge 2 Claudelands Rovers Newbies 1
Cambridge D2s backed up last weekend’s upset win at leaders Tokoroa with another three-pointer, beating Claudelands Rovers 2-1.
A hotly-contest first half saw Claudelands go into the half-time break 1-0 ahead after making most of the early chances.
Cambridge equalised 10 minutes into the second spell when Cole van den Beuken sneaked a shot past the Rovers ‘keeper.
Cambridge’s winner was scored by Phillip Curin who met a pinpoint corner from Brandon Vink to head into the Rovers net.
The goal – Curin’s first in more than a decade – and his control of the midfield earned him the Player of the Day.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 2
Cambridge 6 Te Awamutu Pink Ladies 0
Cambridge moved into clear second place on the table with this emphatic win.
Sunday – Youth teams
Y-League: Northern United 1 Cambridge 9
Our U-14s recorded a comfortable 9-1 against an improving Northern United side in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League.
Cambridge were 3-0 up after only 13 minutes, setting up the result which was not in doubt from there.
Scorers were Wills Leyland (3), Blake Allison (2), Cortlan Davis-Havill, Dylan Gardiner, Jamie Kenny and Lucah De Roo.
The performance was notable for the side’s passing-style of football, with good displays from Noah Maloney, Luke Sickelmore and Player of the Day Olly Taylor.
J-League: Cambridge 12 Western United 1
Our U-12s beat Western United 12-1 in the WaiBOP Federation J-League in what was possibly their best display of the season so far.
Logan Dickson gave home side Cambridge an early lead which prompted United’s best period of the game in which they levelled the score.
Cambridge dominated the rest of the half, going into the break 6-1 up after goals from Jaxson Makgill, Luke Brooke-Smith (2), Luca Savage and Oscar Gifford.
In the second half, Cambridge overcame early resistance to produce six more goals from Makgill (2), Brooke-Smith, Savage, Bede Newlands and an own goal.
Player of the Day was Brooke-Smith.