Results 14/03/15

Newmarket Ladies 2’s gain promotion – result 3-1 away win over Wisbech 3’s

A long journey saw Newmarket ladies 2s travel to Wisbech for a 4pm start…..they didn’t go all that way to lose was the attitude the team had. Newmarket knew today’s game would be totally different and a more competitive game compared to last weeks goal fest.

The team dynamics were spot on this week with some changes to the side, which gave Newmarket a strong team against Wisbech who had the potential to ruin Newmarket’s promotion prospects. Newmarket started out hard and fast, which saw Town play a very good passing game, which meant they kept their shape well which resulted in a well worked move to set up Tracy Cockeril to open the scoring and this seemed to settle the nerves of Newmarket who knew how important today’s game would be in there promotion chase.

Unfortunately Wisbech had other ideas and wanted to spoil Newmarket’s day by attacking hard but Newmarket defence of Becca Bunning, Stef Howard, Sarah Ganiford, Holly Wells and Lou Barker stood up to the challenge and thwarted the attempts. Wisbech continued to the pressure which resulted in a short corner and they levelled the score.

This discipline continued throughout the 1st half, during which built up to Newmarket’s goal, where Cassie Ayms found herself at the top of the Wisbech D in space, giving her time to fire the ball at the goal keeper which was deflected in to the goal by Tracy Cockeril in what is becoming a Newmarket 2s trademark for goal scoring. Newmarket started the second half with the same grit and determination to finish the game off. Anna Sambrook received some great balls out wide who continuously ran down the wing piling the pressure on the Wisbech defence. This resulted in a great pass to Hannah Kelly who laid the ball of the Beth Wombwell at the top of the D who was being marked by the Wisbech defence and somehow with no space managed to turn and get of a great shoot off scoring a impressive goal giving Newmarket the 3-1 win and the promotion they deserved.

Newmarket stepped it up and showed the hockey they are capable of in a crucial game and now look forward to next week at home which will be a celebration of the seasons achievements which include scoring to date 127 goals and only conceding 10 which is a fantastic achievement for the team.

Newmarket captain Sue Bullimore said “it’s been a great season. The team have done everything and more of what I have asked of them, I’m very proud of them.”

Newmarket Ladies 1’s v Framlingham Ladies 1’s. 3-1 win to Newmarket

​It was a well deserved win for the Newmarket Ladies 1’s against Framlingham this Saturday. With quick, accurate passes and communication – Claire McDonnell was able to score the first goal for Newmarket about 15 minutes into the game. The assist came from Calli Cannon. Newmarket’s Denise Wagner scored the second goal off a shot from the middle of the circle. The first half ended with a 2-0 Newmarket lead.
​In the second half Framlingham scored their first and only goal of the game off an open play from the right side. Newmarket stepped up their play dominating Framlingham’s defensive end creating many opportunities to score, unfortunately none of which the ladies were able to capitalize on. From a interception taken by Di Thomas, Donna Keates earned the third and final goal for Newmarket, off the rebound from the goalie.
​For the remainder of the game, Framlingham were unable to break through Newmarket’s strong defense. April Atkinson, Faye Andreou and Zoe Bailey were on top of their game, playing strong and making smart passing decisions. The game ended with a 3-1 Newmarket victory.

Newmarket L3s vs Cambridge South L3 HT: 1-1 FT: 4-1 Scorers: Georgia Atherton 2, Emily Fairweather and Helen Hansgate
Newmarket fielded possibly their most skilled and athletic and best looking team of the year, but enough about the umpires (words from John B!) there was a game of hockey to be played.
Having beaten South once this season hopes were high of a repeat performance. Newmarket have been playing well over past weeks but have struggled to find the back of the net, this week they were looking to remedy that.
Newmarket started slowly and South took full advantage taking a surprise but deserved 1v0 lead midway through the first half. It was only the hard work of the back line Pegg, Peacock, Fox, Barnes, Harrington and Maczkiewicz and some sharp saves from keeper Spiers that kept Newmarket in contention, but once the goal went in Newmarket upped their game, dominating the rest of the half. Midfield duo Hansgate and Wilmott out-fought their opposite numbers and Jones and Fairweather regularly out paced their markers to run through onto the South defence. By half time it was no surprise that Atherton had levelled things up and Newmarket were looking good for the win.
Half time however seemed to derail Newmarket a little. South came out from from the break and once again generated several great chances to retake the lead. Newmarket however were not going to slip behind again. Fairweather gave Newmarket the lead and the hard working Atherton warranted the rest of team clubbing together to find her a stick and some socks by adding her second and Newmarket’s third before Hansgate’s short corner put the icing on the cake.
Newmarket played well to record their 5th win of the season and with 2 games left still have a great shot at finishing 7th. 
MoM: Atherton for a well taken brace and Hansgate for another domineering central midfield performance
Teddy: Atherton: A stick is generally needed to play hockey.