Cambridge’s women’s team have beaten Morrinsville 4-0 to keep alive their hopes of winning the Waikato Women’s Division Two title.
The win puts Cambridge in second place, three points behind Ngaruawahia United but with a game in hand, meaning the title is likely to be decided by goal difference.
Cambridge got away to the best possible start, going ahead after only 24 seconds thanks to captain Steph Upton.
After 24 minutes, top scorer Olivia Milne doubled her side’s lead and the teams went into half-time with Cambridge leading 2-0.
Five minutes into the second half, Upton scored again, looping a shot above the defence and off the ‘keeper’s hand into the net.
In the 64th minute, Rachel Hill finished the scoring.
Coach Jamie McKean was full of praise for his team, especially the defenders who gained their clean sheet.
Goalkeeper Romi Brassesco performed well while defender Paris Le Gros was the Player of the Day.
Meanwhile, rivals Ngaruawahia United beat Northern United 14-0 to increased their goal difference advantage to 11 goals.
This means Cambridge will need to rack up big wins in their final games against Mangokino United and Claudelands Rovers.
Cambridge travel to Mangokino next Sunday (August 15) (11am).
Main photo: Steph Upton … two goals against Morrinsville.
Updated table to come.