Men’s 1s: 2-5 loss vs I-ES 3 (Away)
Men’s 2s: 5-2 win vs Felixstowe 3 (Home)
(Harrington 2, Beardon, Bunker, Trent)
Whether defection or demotion (one man’s this, another man’s that) some younger legs to M1 flew, leaving room for a festival of nuanced skills. We called it a strengthened spine, albeit using experienced drift more than darting incision. The combined age of some of those goals (not to mention some of those pictures) is clue to why the ball seemed to do all the talking. Felixstowe battled; heads stayed up; but Newmarket were too strong at the back – Worrell and Baker, Magic Mike, Rory The Young’un, and Grey Beard – and were never really worried. Table-watchers from the other clubs will have to look to themselves if they want to trouble this lot.
Beardon 1; Trent 1; Bunker 1; Harrington 2: Newmarket 5 – Felixstowe 2. M2s march on.
Men’s 3s: 5-1 win vs Felixstowe 4 (Away)
(Benedikz 2, Atkinson, Brown, Walker)
M3 win 5v1 over Felixstowe 4s. A dire 1st half showing saw us 0v1 down, before Ollie Brown’s second goal of the season levelled things up early in the second half. After that it was more or less 1 way traffic with goals from Jordan Walker, Ben Atkinson and a brace for John Benedikz securing victory.
Ladies’ 1s: 1-1 draw vs St Neots 1 (Away)
Ladies’ 2s: 10-1 win vs Wisbech Town 3 (Away)
(Tydeman 4, Fox 3, Rolls, Russell-Price, Swann)
Ladies’ 3s: 0-3 loss vs Royston 3 (Home)
Ladies’ 4s: 0-18 loss vs St Neots 4 (Home)