How our senior men’s and women’s teams fared at the weekend

posted in: Men, News, Northern League, Women, Youth

Cambridge kept up its challenge to win the Waikato men’s division 4 title with a crucial win at Morrinsville on a day in which the weather had a major impact on fixtures and fortunes.

Three senior men’s games were postponed due to waterlogged pitches, meaning only three club teams took the field.

Here’s how our teams fared:

Lotto NRFL second division

Claudelands Rovers v Cambridge (postponed)

The match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

U-23s Reserves

Claudelands Rovers v Cambridge (postponed)

The match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

WaiBOP Championship

Ngaruawahia United 4 Cambridge 1

Two former Cambridge players helped United to an upset win in this Championship fixture at Centennial Park.

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Waikato Division 1

West Hamilton United v Cambridge (postponed)

This fixture was postponed following torrential rain in Hamilton.

Waikato Division 4

Morrinsville 0 Cambridge 3

Both teams did well to get through 90 minutes on an extremely wet pitch at Morrinsville but Cambridge came away with the win that keeps them in a two-way race for the divisional title.

With title rivals West Hamilton United winning 9-1, it was imperative that Cambridge got the win.

Cambridge opened the scoring through some great build-up play, leaving Shane Gray with an open net to place the ball home.

The second goal came from a piece of individual brilliance from Matt Vink who turned a couple of players and found the bottom left corner with his weaker left foot.

The final goal was a magical flick from Brandon Vink who turned in a low driven corner from Gray.

The Vinks were both contenders for Player of the Day – but Brandon went home with the honour.

Over 35s League

Cambridge D1 – bye

Cambridge (Team 2) 3 Northern United Gaffers 6

Cambridge were always chasing the match as they went behind 3-1 by half-time.

Scorers for Cambridge were Gary Smith, Peter Buesnel and Tom Gifford.

Waikato Women’s Division 2

Cambridge 1 Ngaruawahia United 3

Cambridge’s 10-match winning streak has ended in this top-of-the-table clash with Ngaruawahia United.

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WaiBOP Y-League

None of our youth teams had fixtures at the weekend due to the school holiday break.

College football

Cambridge High School’s first XI had no fixture this weekend.

CHS will play some of their home games under the lights at John Kerkhof Park so please watch this website for news of upcoming fixtures.