The season’s all but over as senior teams played their final league fixtures of the 2021 season.
Cambridge confirmed second place in the WaiBOP Championship and the club concluded its commitments in Waikato Division 1 and the Over 35s competition.
The women’s team won their Waikato Plate quarter-final by default.
Here’s how our teams fared:
Cambridge 1 Taupo 1
Cambridge drew their last game of the season against Taupo to confirm runners-up spot in this year’s Championship.
Waikato Division 1
West Hamilton United 3 Cambridge 1
An outstanding individual goal by Patrick Woodlock provided the highlight for Cambridge as they lost their final league fixture of the season at West Hamilton.
Player of the Day was John Ward for his good performance in defence.
The team has one game left to play this season – a Waikato Plate quarter-final at Waihi on October 2 (2pm).
Over 35s League
Ngaruawahia United 9 Cambridge D1 2
Cambridge D1s ended their season with the daunting task of facing Ngaruawahia United at Centennial Park, with their opponents being the newly-crowned and inaugural champions of Waikato over-35 football.
In the first half, Cambridge pretty much held their own and but for a missed penalty, could have turned around on even terms.
As it was, a superb solo goal by Jamie Coomber helped them to a 2-1 deficit at the interval.
However, United took over in the second half and found the net seven times.
Mariano Castellon managed a consolation goal for Cambridge near the end.
Waikato Women’s Plate
Kawerau Sports 0 Cambridge 3 (win by default)
Cambridge progress to the semi-final of the Waikato Plate, to be played early next year, due to the home side’s decision to default the quarter-final.
U-13s: Cambridge v Tauranga City Blue
Details to come. Game was scheduled to be played at John Kerkhof Park (11am)