Late goal denies U-23s win against Papatoetoe

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Visitors Papatoetoe snatched a 2-2 draw against Cambridge with a goal in the dying minutes of their Lotto NRFL second division reserves fixture at John Kerkhof Park.

The result was harsh on the Cambridge side who had shown plenty of enterprise, especially in the first half when they took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Goals from William Jackson (29′) and James Wilkinson (32′) showed the team was capable of good build-up and could finish their chances.

However as the game meandered towards a Cambridge win, a late free kick gave Papatoetoe the chance to float a ball into the box which was then scrambled home for the equaliser.

Main photo: Cambridge goalkeeper Wade Vincent saves a late goal attempt.

The U-23s’ next fixture is at home to Fencibles United on Saturday July 31 (12.30pm).

Team sheet

Second division U-23 results

Cambridge 2 Papatoetoe 2

Fencibles United 5 Beachlands Maraetai 0

Franklin United 1 Oratia United 2

Onehunga Mangere United v Greenhithe Catimba (result to come)

Uni-Mount Bohemian 2 Hibiscus Coast 4

Northland 1 Claudelands Rovers 1

U23s League table

  • Table does not include result of Onehunga Mangere United v Greenhithe Catimba


In the main game, Cambridge beat Papatoetoe 1-0.

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