Newmarket town 4 Peterborough Town 0.
Newmarket kept up their 100% start to the leagues season with a convincing win over 3rd placed Peterborough.
With Ben Gottfredsen unavailable due to work commitments Will Hosegood was drafted in for his first team debut.
Newmarket started brightly and dominated precession from the outset. As the understanding between Pears and Skelton develops each week Newmarket’s front two were yet again a constant threat.
Town took the lead through Will Wilson when the skipper rifled home a loose ball after a short corner broke down.
Peterborough came back into the game for a period but had no outlet as Jordan Newnes dominated their lone forward.
A quick exchange of passes in the midfield followed by a wonderfully waited through pass from Skelton set Pears on his way. The forwards electric pace took him through on goal, his composure took him round the keeper and only a Peterborough foot on the line prevented a second. Pears stepped up and coolly converted the resulting penalty stroke.
At 2 -0 up Peterborough may well have had a lifeline but the agility of Chris Routs in the Town goal. Largely a spectator for so many games this season Routs took the opportunity to remind everybody of his class. Further smart saves, including a brilliant diving save with his stick earned him a well deserved man of the match award.
As the half drew to a close Dawson made it 3, arriving late to tap in following yet another flowing move.
Both teams let them selves down in the second half. Ill discipline resulted in a flurry of cards which saw Worral, Andreou who and 2 Peterborough players spend periods on the side line.
Newmarket continued to dominate and Skelton capped another fine performance with the town fourth.
Next week Newmarket travel to 2nd place Bourne Deeping hoping for a similar performance without the silly yellow cards.