Promotion in reach for Reds

A goal from Reds player Donovan Latham brought joy to the team who were wearing black armbands following the death of his grandfather last week.

Cambridge will conclude their most successful season ever if they can seal promotion to football’s Northern League in their last match of their 2017 schedule this Saturday.

Having already won four major men’s and women’s titles this year, the club is in a strong position to step up to a higher level of competition next year if their first team can take out the Northern League promotion play-off series.

The Reds are already half-way towards taking out the two-match series against Auckland’s Beachlands Maraetai, with a 4-1 win in the first match last weekend.

Cambridge qualified for the play-off series as the Waikato/Bay of Plenty champions, while Beachlands were runners-up in the Auckland/Northern regional conference.

The key to the side’s success has been a significant improvement in front of goal with the team scoring 105 goals this season – the club’s best return in at least 20 years, and possibly a club record.

Leading goalscorers have been Donovan Latham (24), Callum MacLeod (14), Patrick Woodlock (13), Tom Woutersen (12) and Joshua Clarkin (10).

The Reds’ final match for the season kicks off at the earlier-than-usual time of 2pm at John Kerkhof Park, Vogel St, this Saturday.

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