Newmarket Ladies II 1 – 1 Haverhill Ladies II
Newmarket were hosts to Haverhill Ladies on Saturday in a match that looked, on paper, a game that Newmarket should take a comfortable 3 points from. Haverhill, however, had no such plans and were determined to make it as difficult as possible. From the off, a 10 man Haverhill side, capitalised on Newmarket’s over confidence by playing basic, but effective attacking hockey, but fortunately for Newmarket, they failed to find the back of the net. It was however Newmarket that opened the scoring, with what was their best move of the game. The ball was fed to the right flank and Angel Fayers made a great run catching the Haverhill defence off guard, played an inch perfect ball into the path of Beth Wombwell who slotted home an excellent goal to give the home team the advantage. This advantage lasted approximately 5 minutes, when a poor clearance gave Haverhill the opportunity to even the score and the first-half ended, one a piece.
The second half saw very few chances to score and the match ended in a one all draw. Newmarket shouldn’t be too disappointed, the pitch was still frozen from the nights frost which made their normal flowing hockey very difficult to play and favoured Haverhill’s short passing game.
Newmarket are away to league leaders, Christchurch, next week in what will be a very exciting game. “I have every confidence in the girls” said coach, Chris Evans, “Christchurch won’t be looking forward to Saturday as we are sill the only team in the league to have beaten them and I know we are good enough to beat them again”