Newmarket began their third game of the season in division 5NW looking to extend their winning run against a team they lost to last season. Newmarket got off to a flying start in the 1st minute when Pete Boyle drilled the ball into the D for Ollie Wade to deflect in. From the restart Newmarket regained possession Ollie Wade and Mark Pears played a neat one two with Ollie Wade crossing for Josh Dawson to finish at the far post. Newmarket continued to dominate for the rest of the half. The third goal came in the 23rd minute, Josh Dawson was played through on goal before drawing the keeper and crossing for Ollie Wade to finish. The fourth soon followed, William Wilson slipped Mark Pears in and he beat the keeper from the top of the D. With half time looming there was still enough time for Marc Prentice to square a quick free hit to William Wilson on the half way line, who picked out Greg Cummins at the top of the D to smash the ball into the bottom far corner. The half time whistle went soon after with Newmarket good value for their 5 nil lead.
In the second half Wisbech put on a much more spirited display, and caused Newmarket a few problems on the counter attack. Newmarket were grateful for a few short corner saves from Chris Warren and a couple of goal saving tackles from Adrian Atkinson and Duncan Freed. Newmarket continued to attack, sometimes too directly, but the fashioned lots more chances, William Wilson scored the sixth after beating the defender and firing a pile driver into the roof of the net before the goalkeeper had even had a chance to move. Mark Pears scored the 7th after being T’d up by Greg Cummins.
Other performances of note were Chris Leggett who at least twice got back from an attacking short corner to clear the danger from his own D. Man of the match was Jordan Newnes who constantly provided an outlet from left back, helped cover others and put in a few key tackles of his own. After three games Newmarket have won 3, scoring 18 goals and conceding only 1, putting them firmly at the top of the table. It may be the attacking play that is getting the plaudits, but the team need to remember that this is built on solid defensive foundations.
Next saturdays match is at 15:30 at Newmarket Leisure Centre against Cambridge City, spectators welcome!