Newmarket Ladies 1’s vs Cambridge South 1’s (League CUP Game) 8-1 win to Newmarket.
Facing local opposition Cambridge South; Newmarket Ladies 1st team notched up a convincing victory for their first contest of the season which happened to be a league cup match.
The new look squad, now coached by Chris Evans, looked sharp and fit as they swarmed their opposition’s defending half throughout the game. It took Newmarket just 5 minutes to capitalise through Vice Captain Claire McDonnell who swept a ball in from a left hand cross. McDonnell went on to get a further 2 to gain a ha-trick in the first half – one from close range and the other from a top of the D, thunderous shot.
On form Hayley Stoneman looked hungry for goals throughout the match and after collecting a quick hit, flicked the ball beyond the keeper’s reach. Her second goal was an artful reverse side shot into the right hand corner and her third ha-trick goal came from a deflection mid D in the second half. Stoneman managed to get a fourth in the final minutes of the game, a solid shot from open play.
Jasmine Wombwell who usually is a defencive player made a timely run into the D to volley home a cross from the right hand side – that goal being her third ever for Newmarket and with it only being the first game of the season suggests there could be many more for her to come.
Cambridge South played on gallantly and managed to slot a ball past unsighted town keeper Jess Boyle in the first half but they could not break the solid back line.
With a full 15 player squad, Newmarket were able to rotate and substitute players which had a positive effect on the side who could have struggled to cope in the heat of the sun.
The finally goal tally was 8-1 to Newmarket and they are aiming to continue in this fashion to assist with their quest to return to the East league next season.