Cambridge women’s team remain at the top of Waikato Women’s Division 2 after a comfortable 6-1 win against fourth-placed Melville Epics.
Cambridge maintained their 100% winning start to the season, registering their fourth win and averaging five goals per game.
The game at John Kerkhof Park got off to a bad start for Cambridge when Melville took a 10th-minute lead.
In the 27th minute, Cambridge drew level when Olivia Milne provided the chance for Auryn Maroney to score.
Six minutes before the interval, striker Rachel Hill put Cambridge 2-1 ahead when she slipped the ball past the Melville ‘keeper in a one-on-one.
The second half belonged to Cambridge.
In the 58th minute, Milne crossed for Mariela Robledo to chip over the ‘keeper and into the top corner of the goal.
Five minutes later, captain Steph Upton looped a 25-metre free kick over defenders and into the net.
The last two Cambridge goals came in a three-minute spell. First, Milne scrambled home from close in and then, in the 75th minute, Robledo latched onto a ball from Milne to find the top corner.
Player of the Day was captain Upton who pinned the defence in the first half before moving into midfield for the second spell.
Next Sunday (May 23), Cambridge play Huntly Thistle at the Huntly Domain (11am).
The following images were taken by the club’s official photographer Louis Roberts. Please click on image to open to full size