Ladies 1st XI
Wisbech 2 became only the second team this season to put us a goal down before half-time. They wanted everything more than we did and broke fast and hard when opportunity arose. Their had plenty of support off field and a coach intent on breaking our unbeaten record. Their goalie was phenomenal, dealing with every strike no matter the angle or power, and believe me, we tried most options. Newmarket’s heads went down and Player Coach Faye Andreou had to have some serious words at half time talk.
Newmarket.did come out for the 2nd half with new vigour, communication and drive. Lucie Swann epitomised this the best, intercepting the ball on the halfway line and dribbling it to the circle, through defenders, drawing the goalie, putting her off balance and tracking the ball safely into the back of the goal. Heads lifted. Score equalised.
Play was at both ends, short corners for both teams failing to convert and tensions rising. Lucie claimed the ball again and took it to the goal keeper to put Newmarket.2-1 up. Now we wanted the ball.more than Wisbech and batoned the hatches to hang in til full-time whistle.
Wisbech’s performance was streaks above their position in the league would tell and they made Newmarket earn their win.
Next week Newmarket L1 face Bourne Deeping 2 at home pitch at 1.15pm
Ladies 3rd XI
Newmarket Ladies 3 took 12 to face top of the league Cambridge South Ladies 5. With only 3 of their team above the age of 18 and having 2 more debuts the team put in a stellar performance that bodes well for the future but were 2-0 down at half time and then 5-0 at the end. Player of the match went to Isla McCulloch but could have gone to any number of the U18s for their excellent play.
Next weekend the L3 take on Ely City 3 at Newmarket Leisure Centre 11:30am.