Cambridge’s dream start to the 2021 WaiBOP Championship has continued with a come-from-behind 4-2 win against second-placed Hamilton Wanderers.
Cambridge got off to a disastrous start when Wanderers stole a goal in the opening minute when player-coach Johan Andeweg avoided four defenders to score.
Though Cambridge fought back into the game, Wanderers doubled their lead five minutes before half-time when Andeweg scored his second.
Coach Steve Thomas said his side went into the interval confident that despite the two-goal deficit, they could overhaul their opponents.
And so it proved.
Soon after the restart, captain Adam Brady scored and ten minutes later, Haydn Roil grabbed the equaliser.
Tom Woutersen then put Cambridge in front for the first time in the game, finding the net after 64′. It was his fifth goal of the season.
Roil put the result beyond doubt with a second solo effort in the 72nd minute.
Midfielder Shaun Richardson was Cambridge’s Player of the Day.
Cambridge’s next opponents are Tokoroa who come to John Kerkhof Park on Saturday April 17 (2.45pm) kick off.
Tokoroa moved into second place on the table with their 3-2 win against Taupo. Cambridge and Tokoroa are now the only teams with 100% win records after three rounds of play.
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WaiBOP Championship results
Otumoetai 1-2 Tauranga Old Blues (ht: 0-0)
OTU: Rodger Broomhall.
OBL: Sergio Fuentes, Jonty Andrew.
Hamilton Wanderers 2-4 Cambridge (ht: 2-0)
WAN: Jermaine Andeweg 2.
CAM: Adam Brady, Haydn Roil 2, Tom Woutersen.
Whakatane Town 4-1 Flying Mullet Papamoa (ht: 3-0)
WHA: Cameron Wills, Kristopher Apiti, Sam Cox-Ellison, Andrew Cooper.
PAP: Charlie McIlwaine.
Ngaruawahia United 3-1 Te Awamutu (ht: 1-0)
NGA: Ivan Alonso 2, Jack Clarke.
TAW: Jared Drabble.
Waikato Unicol 1-0 Te Puke United (ht: 1-0)
UNI: Rob Dickson.
Roundwood Tokoroa 3-2 Taupo (ht: 2-1)
TOK: Chris Teague, Nick Field 2.
TAU: Rhed Porteous, Min Hong.
WaiBop Championship top scorers