Can Cambridge lift two more trophies this weekend?

Can Cambridge lift two more trophies this weekend?

Cambridge gets the chance this Saturday to bring home two more major trophies.

Our men’s first team travel to Te Awamutu, knowing a draw or better will make sure of the 2017 Loaded WaiBOP Premiership while any slip up by rivals Waikato Unicol or Matamata Swifts will give us the title anyway.

And at John Kerkhof Park, our men’s B team will contest the Soccer Shop Waikato Cup Final against Otorohanga as Cambridge looks to win the trophy for the first time since 2008.

Preview of WaiBOP Finals Day at Cambridge

By 4.30pm on Saturday – or later if extra time/penalties are needed for the cup final – the club will know whether it’s been able to land five of the region’s biggest football titles.

Already secured are:

- The 2017 WaiBOP Championship
- The 2017 Waikato Women’s League
- The WaiBOP Challenge Shield, retained till 2018

Be prepared for an exciting weekend with the following action to follow:

Loaded WaiBOP Premiership

Mid-table Te Awamutu are sure to put up strong opposition in this local derby knowing a point will be enough for their Waipa rivals to take the Premiership.

But Cambridge have a 14-match unbeaten run – that’s 13 wins and a draw – and the players will be keen to bring the trophy back to John Kerkhof Park, giving the club its second Premiership in three years.

The match starts at 2.45pm at Te Awamutu.

WaiBOP Championship

Despite their eight-match unbeaten run, Cambridge will not want to slip up in either of their remaining fixtures, even though the results will have no impact on the title outcome.

In fact, knowing the pressure is off might unleash this talented team of young players against a Te Awamutu second-string team that has been struggling near the foot of the table.

Some of Cambridge’s teenagers, however, will be returning from school tournaments so injuries or fatigue might also play a part.

The game kicks off at 12.30pm at Te Awamutu.

Waikato Divisions

The men’s A team has completed its league programme for the year.

The men’s B team have also finished their Waikato Divisional schedule and have one more game to play – the final of the Soccer Shop Waikato Cup.

It is the feature game (kick off 2.45pm) of the WaiBOP Finals Day at John Kerkhof Park and will see a third meeting this season against Otorohanga B.

Cambridge last won the trophy in 2008 and were runners-up in 2013, so coach Steve Lee and manager Alex Ball will be keen for the side to perform at their best.

Women’s Competitions

On Sunday, Cambridge play their final WaiBOP Premier League fixture against Melville United’s Development Squad (kick off 11am, at home).

A Cambridge win could see the side finish as high as second place in the regional competition, a good effort after the team qualified for the league as the Waikato League champions.

The women’s B side have completed their 2017 season.

Federation Youth & Junior Leagues

No fixtures this weekend for the U-14 or U-12 boys’ teams.

Waikato Sunday League

On Sunday, the Cambridge Red Devils are at home to Morrinsville in a WSSL Second Division match.

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Date Added: Thursday, 7th September 2017
Link: Three down, two to go - Cambridge chase five major trophies