Cambridge FC’s women’s team have run up another big win, beating Claudelands Rovers 9-0 in their latest Waikato Women’s Division Two fixture.
The win keeps Cambridge at the top of the division with a 100% winning record after eight rounds of competition.
Playing in wet conditions at Galloway Park, Cambridge took the lead after 13 minutes when Mariela Robledo set up Rachel Hill for her eighth goal of the season.
In the 22nd minute, captain-of-the-day Kym Thomasen struck a shot from 25 metres into the top corner of the Rovers net.
A few minutes later, Thomasen scored again, having been set up by Olivia Milne.
On the half-hour, Emma Barrott made it 4-0, putting away a deflection for her first goal of the year.
In the 36th minute, Thomasen crossed into the Rovers’ box only for a defender to turn the ball into their own net.
Cambridge sealed the result beyond doubt with a two-goal burst at the start of the second half.
Robledo finished a move after Milne provided the assist. Then, Robledo struck again in the 50th minute.
Rovers conceded another own goal to make it 8-0.
With two minutes to go, Thomasen combined with Auryn Maroney to create a chance for the season’s top scorer, Milne, to finish the rout.
The team’s recent record shows success at both ends of the field.
As well as registering some high-scoring results, the team’s defence has been stout, and has now gone more than five hours since it last conceded a goal.
Player of the Day was Thomasen who led the team well, scored two goals and created scoring opportunities for others.
Cambridge’s next game is at Northern United’s Korikori Park on Sunday June 27 (11am).
Photo: Player of the Day Kym Thomasen. Image: Louis Roberts.
Cambridge are top of the competition with 24 points from eight games, ahead of Ngaruawahia United who have 21 points from the same number of games played.
Thames, last season’s winners, are third with 16 points.
Cambridge have scored 49 goals in eight games and conceded only four.