Newmarket 1st XI 4 – 0 Norwich City 4th XI
Newmarket barely made it out of third gear as they comfortably beat Norwich 4-0 to compliment their early season form.
It was a low-key start for the opening 10 minutes, with the home side having the first sights at goal, as Felix Allen slipped the ball through to Josh Dawson to put just wide. Felix was involved again a few minutes later, this time setting up Alex Andreou but he dragged his shot just wide of the far post.
And for all their early efforts, Newmarket took the lead. A wonderful pass from Simon Donald picked out the run of Will Wilson on the left, who drove the ball to the by line, cutting into the D and rifling a reverse shot into the far corner – 1-0.
From then, the game was Newmarket’s as they added another goal moments later through a perfectly executed short corner routine. Michael Skelton dragging the ball to Simon Harrington, at the top of the D, who slapped the ball to the near post for Skelton to deflect past the keeper – 2-0.
Then, just as Norwich were beginning to find a foothold in the game, and defender Jordan Newnes receiving a green card for a late challenge, Ollie Wade produced a moment of magic. His lung-busting, mazy 60-yard driving run had the Newmarket fans on their feet in excitement as he twisted and turned past challenge after challenge. Once he arrived in the Norwich D he smartly clipped the ball home – 3-0.
Ten minutes into the second half and Newnes picked up his second card of the game, this time receiving a yellow for a deliberate foot, reducing Newmarket to 10 men once more and inviting Norwich to take advantage. But, having ridden those spells of Norwich pressure, Newmarket added a fourth as Felix’s run through on goal deflected off the keeper for Dawson to slot home.
Despite the odd visit into the host’s D, the defence of Wilson, Newnes, Harrington, Sale and goalkeeper James Atkinson stood firm to earn their fourth clean sheet of the season and capping off a satisfying second half.
Newmarket’s next fixture will take place in the new year, away to UEA 2s.
Newmarket L3 7-0 Cambridge City
Newmarket once again marched onto the pitch ready for a home game vs CCHC on Saturday 7th
Newmarket started brightly and scored their first relatively early on and finished the first half 3-0 up, it was a tough 35 minutes that resulted in Veronica getting winded from fighting so hard for her goal, then Lucie and molly finishing some team work build ups left us walking off the pitch positive.
Second half started a bit slower as the opposition came back with a fight and challenging skill levels but shortly after Newmarket got another 4 goals from lucie X2, Georgia and Kate which lead the team to finish 7-0.
Amazing back up from Faye and Jaz meant that the opposition rarely got a breakthrough and if they did, they were shortly met by Sarah and jersey to send the ball back our way.
Perfect building from Robyn, Josie and Laura meant that we could fight hard to win the game, remaining 2nd in the league but now with two frost-laden games in hand.