Newmarket Mens 1’s vs IES 2’s 4-2 win to Newmarket
The team finally all arrived in Ipswich after claims of sat nav’s being more corrupt than an alley in Westminster!
IES have installed a new pitch which was inspiring to the team who arrived with their referendum clear in their minds….. 3 points
The team started brightly like a partisan group putting pressure on the opposition immediately creating half chances and finding gaps In The opposition. There is a saying of lies, damn lies and statistics and those who have been following the 1’s would know that their short corner conversion has been more disappointing then the outcome of the Scottish independence vote 😉
However; hard work pays off and Newmarket pressure turned into a short corner. First one of the game and Will Wilson’s strike left his stick like a dig about expenses from the back bench to smash the back board before the IES keeper had hit the ground.
Newmarket continued to apply the pressure and against the run of play IES put in a cross that took a mean bobble evading Worrall’s stick to find an IES forward unmarked at the back unmarked with the simplest of finishes.
Newmarket are made of stern stuff and after a quick reform continued to play their game and the persistence paid off when Harry Bell converted another short corner with a mean flick that was a blur to all on the pitch.
Newmarket had momentum here and continued to apply the pressure when Mike Skelton skilfully directed a over enthusiastic cross form Matt Holden into the far corner to make it 3-1.
The team continued to move the ball well and up stepped Harry bell for his 2nd and Newmarket’s 4th when another flick from a short corner evaded the IES keeper like an MP evades the tax man.
Half time came and the team discussed on where to improve and more importantly to not lose their direction and work rate.
All the team played well moving the ball and creating space for each other and if not for the IES Gk the team could’ve had another 6 in the 2nd half.
Newmarket were caught out applying the pressure which once again allowed IES another goal against the run of play but the team never looked in trouble and again the 3 points was theirs!
It was another top performance from the team who continue to go from strength to strength all playing as a unit and will need to carry this philosophy on for next week when they face UEA. However; the team were grateful of how well umpired the game was and the spirit the game was played in and wish IES all the best for the season ahead (except the return leg)
DOTD was awarded to Worrall for the scandal he caused in the showers with his disney apparel and MOTM was awarded to Wilson for his party leader performance in the middle and distribution which has been a big factor in the teams performances this season.
Half time 0: 1 Full time 0:1