Men’s 1s: 3-3 draw vs UEA 2 (Home)
(Donald, Pears, Skelton)
Newmarket Men’s 1s battled to a creditable 3-3 draw in a match that saw them go 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes. The injury-depleted home side was buoyed by the addition of Andy Baker, Simon Donald, Will Hosegood and Lee Blades and their introduction told when Donald struck back for Town.
Although not enjoying the larger quantity of possession, Newmarket began to solidify at the back and began to play some superb one-touch break hockey – Mike Skelton levelling things up just before half time. Heading into the second period, it was the home side that rattled the backboard again as Mark Pears took advantage of the ginger connection and found the target. However, UEA had the final say as they sneaked an equaliser following a great save from Iain Robinson – a short corner struck the home keeper’s pads, resulting in pinball in the ‘D’ and the number 9 sliding home after creeping in behind left postman Louis Hrebeniak.
Men’s 2s: P-P vs Bury St Edmunds 4 (Away)
(Match postponed due to frozen pitch)
What scenery England brings as winter sun shines on. The crack of stick on ball makes hearts swell, this game from ancient origins…. etc. Sweeping moves from D to D. Beautiful passing, accurate and pacey. Backboard choir in good voice, not an average goal in site; and special mention to the defence, whose wall was up again. Oh how the beer tasted good.
But sadly that was in our dreams, as Bury called off because the pitch was unplayable, allowing one of their ladies teams to play their game on it instead. Yes really.
How do you spell ‘scaredy cats’?
See you next week.
Men’s 3s: 0-6 loss vs Sudbury 3 (Away)
Ladies’ 1s: 1-3 loss vs Bedford 2 (Home)
Ladies’ 2s: 0-0 draw vs Ely City 2 (Home)
Ladies’ 3s: 2-0 win vs Cambridge South 4 (Away)
Ladies’ 4s: 1-0 win vs Bury St Edmunds 4 (Home)