Newmarket Ladies 1’s v’s Louth 1’s: 4-2 win to Louth
Travelling away to Louth; Newmarket were keen to get some goals and points against their mid table rivals.
With an even paced game – Newmarket’s skills looked a little rusty to begin with and it seemed as though Louth were going to capitalise from this. As the game went on Newmarket began to find their feet and play began to build towards goal.
A quick break set a Louth player up to slot a ball into goal from a reverse stick sweep. This seemed to be the wake up call that Newmarket needed and Town began to win the possession battle in midfield. The first half remained 1-0.
The second half was far more exciting with a mixture of fortunes for both teams. Louth hit the target again though a penalty flick – a controversial decision that left Newmarket with a massive mountain to climb to level the score.
With true fighting spirit Town worked tirelessly to match their rivals and Hayley Stoneman combined excellently with Claire McDonnell who slammed in a shot to make the score 2-1.
Sensing they were still in with a chance to get some points from the match – Newmarket stepped up a gear again. McDonnell scored another effortlessly to get her brace which kept Town’s hopes alive of a point.
Unfazed, Louth battled back and scored another from close range, and soon after hit the backboards once more to trample Town’s hopes of gaining any points from their long trip to Lincolnshire.