After half time Sue Bullimore (goal keeper) was kept on her toes with some fantastic saves one off the line with her stick when the attack managed to break through the strong Newmarket Defence of Sarah Ganiford, Jessica Felton-Page, Bunning And Lou Barker. Newmarket once again started to dominate the game, Edgar-Ayms picked up a rebound shot 50 minutes in and blasted the ball into the centre of the goal rattling the back board making it 0-3
The final goal was scored from a short corner by Edgar-Ayms making the final score 0-4. Next week top of the league Haverhill travel to Newmarket.
Player of the match was Tracy Cockeril, Nelly was Sarah Ganiford.
Newmarket Ladies 3’s v Cambridge City 5’s. 1-1
Newmarket 3rds returned after the long Christmas break to face Cambridge City 5s on a chilly and blustery day. Newmarket started brightly with good attacking play down the flanks with Sophie Bell and Hannah Kelly getting forward at every opportunity, feeding Hannah Fox and Bea Jones, who formed the strike partnership. The first half saw chances for both teams with Newmarket coming closest with some good build up play from central pairing – Lydia Willmott and Helen Hansgate. However, strong defensive performances by both teams and in particular Newmarket 3’s ‘Wall of Steel’ Rachel Pegg, Phoebe Peacock, Rebecca Barnes, Janie Harrington and Man of Match Keeper Claire Spiers, saw the half time score 0v0.
The second half began with both teams coming out looking for goals. City found their’s first from a short corner. Newmarket responded positively and levelled soon after from a rapid counter attack. Jones latched on to a perfectly weighted through ball from Kelly before out pacing the retreating City defense and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper for 1-1. The remainder of the match saw opportunities for both sides to snatch victory, but with both keepers shutting up shop no more goals were scored.
Teddy: Bea Jones
MoM: Claire Spiers