Match Reports

Cambridge D2

Ngaruawahia D 8 v Cambridge D1 Dynamos 0
14 May 2011

A Ngaruawahia team stacked with (ex) Northern League players was never going to be a match for any true D division team. No contest, not worthy of a report. Highlight of this day: Cambridge's own Elvis (Steve Fitter) won the Elvis Down Under competition in Upper Hutt.
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Cambridge D1 Dynamos 6 v Cambridge E Easy Comapany 0
07 May 2011

The Soccer Shop Waikato Cup.

Cambridge D1 Dynamos 4 v Cambridge D2 2
30 Apr 2011
Hamilton North Ninjas 5 v Cambridge D1 Dynamos 2
22 Apr 2011

As the previous games had no happy outcomes for the Dynamos, it was decided to play the Easter Weekend game on Good Friday, hoping some of the Good would rub off on the result in their favor. The Dynamos won the toss and took control of the game with purpose, combining well through the mid. It was an error in the Red's defense that saw the Ninjas score after 20 minutes. This shook the Dynamos confidence somewhat and they lost their dominance, letting the Ninjas get into their play. A slackening off by the Dynamos in the last five minutes of the first half allowed the hosts to extend their lead by two goals. 3-0 the half time tally.
The Dynamos were determined to get something out of this game and started the second half as they had the first, with determination and passion. Most of the play was in the Ninjas half for the first 10 minutes of the second half and the Red's persistence was rewarded when Les Rohleder slotted a penalty awarded after Campbell Black was brought down in the 18 yard box, making the score 3-1. This goal provided a glimmer of hope and it was not long after that the Reds scored again. The Dynamos fought on with all their might but could not add another goal. It was when they had given their all and ran out of steam that the home team added another two goals. 5-2 the end score, another sizable defeat but there were some very good passages of play, with the back-line and middle connecting better that shows some promise for the games ahead.

Cambridge D1 Dynamos 1 v Te Kuiti Albion D 6
16 Apr 2011

Blue skies, no wind and a manicured pitch; THE ingredients for a great game of football. Cambridge D1 Dynamos were hosts to another newcomer to the D division, Te Kuiti Albion. Cambridge were keen to put last weeks result behind them. It was soon clear however that it was not going to be an easy game as the young Te Kuiti strikers proved a handfull for the Dynamos' senior defensive lineup. The visitors scored a rapid 3 goals in the middle part of the first half and added a fourth just before halftime, putting the score 0-4 at the break. The second half continued as the first had finished with Te Kuiti dominating the play and the Dynamos struggling to find each other. It was the hosts to score first against the run of play when Campbell Black punished a mix-up between Te Kuiti's central defender and goalie, 1-4. Unfortunately that was the Red's for the day, but the Albion had not finished yet and added another 2 goals before the ref put the Dynamos out of their misery. 1-6 the final score.

Eastern City D 5 v Cambridge D1 Dynamos 1
09 Apr 2011

After the narrow 1-0 loss of last week the Dynamos were ready for their first win of the season. After getting changed under a clear blue sky, the boys were ready to do battle. However good the intentions, the Dynamos failed to find their rhythm and gradually let the home team build on their game and found themselves 1-0 down after 10 minutes. It was not long before the hosts added a second as the Dynamos keeper failed to control a corner. 5 Minutes before halftime Eastern City added a third to the score. 3-0 the halftime score. The second half saw much of the same play, with the home team coasting and combining well and the visitors still struggling to build. It was Cambridge to score first in the second half as Campbell Black finished one of the sparse attacks in clinical fashion. It did not take Eastern City long to reply, lifting the score to 4-1 in the 67th minute and adding another before full time. 5-1 the final score.

Cambridge D1 Dynamos 0 v Matamata Swifts D 1
02 Apr 2011

The Dynamos hosted newcomers to the D division Matamata Swifts D in their first game of the season. The first 10 minutes saw the Dynamos combining well and play some good passing football with new signing Steve Barrott taking care of business in the back. The Swifts gradually got into their rythm and started to press more, forcing Ian Harrison to stretch for the corners a few times to keep the ball out of the net. Nil all was the halftime score. The second half saw more of the same with the Swifts making good use of the space the Dynamos vacated in the middle. Halfway through the second half the Swifts managed to take the lead and although coming close a couple of times, the Dynamos were unable to undo the deficit. 0-1 the final score. Player of the day went to goalie Ian Harrison who was outstanding in goal.