Cambridge’s senior teams moved another week closer to the end of their disrupted season with games in Waikato competitions.
The highlight of the weekend was the 13-0 victory by the Cambridge women’s team that secured their Waikato Women’s Division Two title.
Here’s how our teams fared:
Waikato Division 1
Cambridge 1 Melville United Nobs 3
Cambridge were beaten by divisional champions Melville United in a match that was more even than the score might suggest.
Highlight of the game for Cambridge was a fantastic headed goal from veteran Patrick Woodlock.
Unfortunately, Keyson Mackey (16) suffered a broken leg in a tackle. The Cambridge High School player now has a cast to help the healing of a broken right tibia.
Player of the Day was defender Jordan Claridge.
The team has two games left in their season – their final league fixture next Saturday (at West Hamillton United), followed by a Waikato Plate quarter-final at Waihi in early October.
Waikato Division 4
Tokoroa 3 Cambridge 2
Cambridge lost their last league game of the season but ensured the team finished runners-up in the division.
Scorers at Tokoroa were Sam Reidy and Chris Hill.
Over 35s League
Melville United Old Boys 10 Cambridge D1 1
The lack of play during recent lockdowns clearly took its toll on the D1 side as they slumped to a big defeat.
The side fell three goals behind in the first half and then the score opened up in the second spell.
Cambridge’s scorer was Ben Ward.
The team plays its last game of the season next Saturday when they travel to inaugural over 35 competition champions Ngaruawahia United.
Cambridge (Team 2) 0 Northern United Seniles 2
Cambridge’s Team 2 over-35s lost their last game of the season 2-0.
Though it finished in defeat, the side capped a season where they were competitive for most of their games.
A feature of the last match was the chance for player-coach Nick Sickelmore (50) to team up with sons Jack (19) and Luke (15) who were filling two of three team places allowed for players aged under 23.
Sunday: Waikato Women’s Division 2
Cambridge 13 Claudelands Rovers 0
Cambridge clinched the division title with a big win in their final league match.
U-13s: Cambridge v Rotorua United
Details to come. Game was scheduled to be played at John Kerkhof Park (11am)