Two senior games feature at John Kerkhof Park this Saturday (September 12) – and both have plenty riding on them.
Cambridge FC’s Waikato Division 2 team have become the only side capable of preventing Hamilton Wanderers from achieving a clean sweep of the competition while the club’s D1 and D2 teams go into another ‘classico’.
Restrictions on spectators remain in place this weekend.
Level 2 guidelines restrict gatherings to a maximum of 100, meaning each game should be watched by no more than 100 on the sidelines (a gathering does not include players, officials and coaching group).
Spectators should not mingle with those attending games at adjacent pitches, under the guidelines, and spectators should maintain physical distancing of at least two metres.
We also ask all visitors to our grounds to log in to NZ Football’s contact tracing system, iDMe, or by scanning the QR code poster for the government’s contact tracing app.
Here’s what’s in store for Cambridge supporters this weekend (September 12-13):
Lotto NRFL second division
The Reds have no games this weekend.
A decision on the remaining NRFL programme has yet to be decided by Northern League administrators taking into account restrictions forced by COVID-19 guidelines.
Auckland’s maximum gathering limit is currently 10, preventing the resumption of games.
Cambridge head to Waikato Unicol for a 12.30pm fixture.
Despite carrying a number of injuries, the Cambridge side has won its last two games and will be looking to make it three wins after bottom-placed Unicol were hammered 11-2 last weekend by Tauranga City.
Cambridge beat Te Puke United 2-0 to go five points clear in the championship’s Group B.
Waikato Senior Men’s
In Waikato Division 2, third-placed Cambridge meet unbeaten leaders Hamilton Wanderers at John Kerkhof Park (12.30pm).
Cambridge toppled second-placed St Paul’s Corinthians 2-1 last weekend so will be hoping to spoil Wanderers’ 100% record this season.
Both teams have skilful players who have played at higher levels, with the potential for an entertaining game.
In Waikato Division 5, Cambridge D1s and D2s meet in the most local of local derbies at John Kerkhof Park (2.45pm).
The D2s are aiming for their sixth win in a row – a record streak never achieved in a decade by the side – while the D1s found winning form last weekend with a 5-2 victory against Waikato Unicol.
Regardless of which team emerges with glory, both sets of players are sure to be debating the game long after the final whistle.
Sunday – Women’s Waikato Division 2
Second-placed Cambridge travel to meet Te Awamutu at Anchor Park at 11am.
Cambridge need to win and are relying on competition leaders Thames to lose (to Te Awamutu Pink Ladies) to send the competition to the wire.
Cambridge meet Thames in the final game of the season on September 20.
Sunday – Youth teams
Our U-14s travel to Otumoetai (1pm) in the WaiBOP Federation Y-League.
Our U-12s host Blue Rovers from Tauranga in the WaiBOP Federation J-League (11am).
Our club provides a choice of contact tracing systems – you can use either or both:
Scan the QR code poster for the government’s contact tracing app.
Log in to the web-based iDMe system used by NZ Football and clubs throughout the country.
To use the iDMe contact tracing system, in line with New Zealand Football guidelines for helping combat the risk of infection from COVID-19, we ask our members, players and visitors – including those from visiting clubs – to manually log-in using our unique venue code for John Kerkhof Park which is P-E-S-F-D.
If using our pitch at the Cambridge Athletics Ground, key in the code S-C-E-C-W.
Notice to visitors
Please be aware our grounds and clubrooms are 100% smoke-free and council bylaws forbid visitors from bringing dogs to our grounds.
We ask visitors to not park in the car park spaces marked reserved as these will be used by volunteers needing to work in our clubrooms (including caterers, bar, committee members). Thanks.