Travel restrictions force third Northern League postponement for the Reds

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Cambridge will miss their third Northern League game in as many weeks as Auckland’s extended stay in alert level 3 continues to disrupt the competition.

This Saturday’s double header between the Reds and Auckland club Beachlands-Maraetai has been postponed, suffering the same fate as earlier August games against UniMount Bohemian and Papatoetoe.

The Lotto NRFL has been on hold since Auckland went into level 3 and community sport was suspended with travel restrictions preventing clubs from travelling for games in the Waikato.

The late start of the league, and the piling up of postponed fixtures, has led to a review of options for the rest of the season.

Clubs are being consulted as Auckland Football and Northern Football – the two bodies that govern the Northern League – consider what’s best to do.

Factors being taken into account include clubs’ ability to comply with guidelines for alert levels 2, player welfare and logistical issues such as the availability of grounds.

Meanwhile, the continuation of travel restrictions at the weekend have also prompted Cambridge FC and the Larnach family to postpone the Rod Larnach Day till early next season.

The day will celebrate the life of Rod Larnach, a Cambridge Life Member who died in May.

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