Match Results | 28th & 29th May 2022
Check out some fantastic results from last weekend at John Kerkhof Park & Away!
Cambridge Football Club Womens D1 vs Taupo
SCORE: 2-3 HT, 3-4 FT.
GOAL SCORERS: Rachel Hill - 2, Gen Churton - 1
Our ladies knew today was going to be a tough game against top of the table Taupo and they stepped up to play arguably our best game this season. Certainly the most exciting!
Both teams came out firing and it stayed very even for the duration of the match.
Taupo scored first from a well placed through ball but Cambridge came back with Gen slotting away a dropped ball from the Taupo keeper.
Taupo scored their next two goals from set pieces which had us chasing 1-3 but thanks to Rachel’s beautiful finish Cambridge came back to have us at a morale boosting 2-3 at half time.
Our second half was equally as intense as Taupo extended their lead to 2-4 not long into the second half.
Rachel out sprinted the Taupo back line and placed another pearler to bring us to 3-4 which made for an exhilarating final 5 minutes, Lydia had a powerful shot that the Taupo keeper saved to keep us at 3-4.
Unfortunately we couldn’t close the gap to make it a draw but what an exciting game!
We couldn’t more proud of our ladies and we’re looking forward to building on our momentum after a week off.
Thanks for all the support it was so cool to see so many people at the club today
POTD: Rachel Hill
NEXT GAME: Northern United Away.
Cambridge Football Club Womens 2nd Team vs Te Awamutu
SCORE: 2-1 HT, 8-1 FT.
GOAL SCORERS: Leydi 1, Wiki 1, Danni 1, Mackenzie 1, Sophee 2, Leianne 2
So the Waipa derby saw Te Awamutu take the lead in the 1st 15 minutes after some amazing work shutting down and disrupting the Cambridge play, they had some nailbiting shots on goal thankfully saved by Elliot and an amazing comback and save by MacKenzie, much to the delight of the spectators! however that was the push we needed to get our heads in the game! Wiki and Leianne successfully returned the favour scoring a goal each.
Half time saw our team come out in a better game mode with Sophee and her debut 2 cracker goals, Leianne then snuck another home.
From centre back MacKenzie and Sel came up to give Te A's backline some pressure, on the jog back MacKenzie managed a beautiful kick that sailed over the keepers head. They kept the pressure on us with some quick runaways which were not to be, Elliot making sure they diddnt make it past the line.
With a header off a goal kick the ball made its way back to the box and a few short passes in front laded Danni in the right place to slot it into the back of the net!
A hard fought battle ensured Te Awamutu never gave up, and just to make sure of the score Leydi pocketed one just before the final whistle. A big thanks to Nick Morton for refereeing and Jim Thomassen for a delicious meal after the game!
POTD: Wiki and Lorena
NEXT GAME: Vs morrinsville away Sunday 11am after the Queens Birthday weekend break.
Cambridge FC NRFL Reds vs Oratia United
SCORE: 0-0 HT, 2-0 FT.
GOAL SCORER: Josh Clarkin 2.
This was a must win game for both teams with a loss for either side pretty much condemning them to a bottom two position and a possible tailspin for the rest of the season. It was imperative then, for Cambridge to get off to a good start. Cambridge fielding, a much changed side due to a string of injuries, began on the front foot with Noah Skipp , Patrick Woodlock and Will Jackson all coming close to opening the scoring in a half that saw Cambridge dominate possession and territory. However, Oratia’s stubborn determination and well-structured defence held firm until the interval.
The second half began in much the same way as the first but, on the hour, the hard-working Matty Nixon was replaced up front by Josh Clarkin, and it was Clarkin who opened the scoring heading home from a superb Theo Petropoulos free kick. With the score at 1-0 and Cambridge beginning to tire, coaches Bradley Rea and Antony Meiklejohn made several substitutions to close the game out. As the half progressed Oratia found their second wind and threw everything at Cambridge. However, it was Cambridge who scored next to seal the win and the three points. Once again it was Clarkin who found the net after some good build up play from Blair Pennell. Hamish Watt and Nate Camplin both had notable games & Jasom Khatkar was outstanding at wing back.
Man of the Match award went to Jack Portegys who was once again a giant at the back. His complete domination in this position must make him one of the league’s standout performers so far this season.
NEXT GAME: Cambridge travel to Northern Prem North Shore in the Chatham Cup 3rd round.
Waikato Unicol vs Cambridge (Champs)
SCORE: 1-0 HT, 2-2 FT.
GOAL SCORERS: Adam Brady & Tom Woutersen
Cambridge played out their 5th draw of the season but this one, like many of the others, will feel like a loss. Two evenly matched sides fighting at the top of the table both put in a physical battle and had passages of excellent football. Unicol found themselves 1-0 up in the first half after a speculative long range cross dipped in over Fowler. The Reds upped the pace but couldn’t quite find a way through and the score remained at the break. The second half was played with continued pace and physicality. Cambridge were rewarded with their efforts after Brad Sauvarin whipped in a pin point cross to Adam Brady who perfectly guided his volley past the goalie. Buoyed by the equaliser, Cambridge pressed and enjoyed most of the possession which soon resulted in a through ball to Pete Buesnel who was clipped by a Unicol defender in the box and awarded a penalty. Tom Woutersen cooly slotted home with great aplomb to put The Reds 2-1 up. Cambridge were looking to close the game out and almost looked on course to do so before a scuffed shot found it’s way past Fowler in the dying embers of the game. Nevertheless, another point on the road, 4 points off the top of the table with the second half of the season to come. There’s plenty of reason for optimism amongst the ranks in the charge for the Championship title this season.
NEXT GAME: (H) Papamoa, 04/06/2022 @ 2.45pm.
Cambridge Football Club Div 3 vs Morrisville
SCORE: 0-0 HT, 2-1 FT.
GOAL SCORERS: Brandon Vink x2
Cambridge Div 3 took on Morrinsvile. Cambridge started the game well creating couple of attacking opportunities. But couldn't put ball in the back of the net. Morrinsvile soaked up the pressure and caught Cambridge on the counter attack which produce a quality save by Patrick Espin. After half time with the score 0-0 both teams came out trying to get that early goal. Cambridge managed to break down Morrinsvile defence with a well work team goal. John 'Beckham' Ward whip in a perfect cross for Brandon Vink to get a head on it and put it past the keeper. Morrinsvile didn't take long to get the leveller with a crisp strike on the edge of the box. Going into last 5 mins Cambridge put the pressure on with countless of corners but Morrinsvile was holding there ground until a goal mouth scramble which fell to Vink to get his 2nd goal of the day and secured the 3 points for team in Red and White. Captain Tom Gifford was proud of the fighting spirit the team showed to get the 3 points
POTD: Brandon Vink for scoring a double and his strong presence in the front 3
NEXT GAME: Cup Game at home against Cambridge Statesman 12:30ko.