Newmarket travelled away against St Neots third team for the fifth game of the season, hoping to maintain their 100% record.It didnt take long for Newmarket to take the lead, Josh Dawson took a quick long corner, played a one two with Mark Pears and finished at the near post. Jimmy Robinson soon added a second after Mark Pears pulled the ball back form the baseline. Newmarket were dominating possession and it wasnt long before they got the third, when Josh Dawson reacted fastest when the keeper saved a short corner strike to fire in the rebound. Mark pears then added the fourth before Newmarket scored the goal of the game just before half time. William Wilson’s aerial took the St Neots defense out of the game. Jimmy Robinson raced onto it, drew the keeper and squared to Mark Pears for a tap in.
After half time Newmarket continued as they started the first, Chris Leggett scored from the top of the D with short corner strike, Mark Pears pulled the ball back to William Wilson to score the seventh. The eighth goal came when Marc Prentice played a great through ball for Mark Pears who beat the last man and finished through the keeper’s legs. Newmarket then had a sloppy five minutes in which St Neots hit the post and were also awarded a penalty flick after a clumsy challenge. Goal-keeper Warren who had little to do made a great save, but Town soon let in a sloppy goal after a quickly taken St Neots free hit which made it 8-1. Newmarket will need to improve both their marking and reactions otherwise they will concede more against better teams.
This seemed to galvanise Newmarket, Jimmy Robinson scored a ninth goal when he dived to deflect in a cross form the left wing. William Wilson scored the tenth from a Josh Dawson pull back. The scoring was completed by Jimmy Robinson when he deflected a William Wilson pass into the bottom left corner.
In the end a compehensive victory, other performances of note came from Ollie Wade and Chris Leggett, but Mark Pears stole the man of the match award after scoring a hat trick and setting up many others. Newmarkets next game is at Newmarket Leisure Centre at 15:30 on Saturday against Spalding 3’s. They are currently second in the league, only behind Newmarket on goal difference. Spectators are welcome.