For all those that have been missing hockey, Summer League 2018 is starting on Wednesday 6th June at 7pm, running for 6 weeks.
If you would like to take part, please email Mel Podd or get in touch via Facebook etc.
Full details to follow, so watch this space.
Men’s 1s: Away to Norwich Dragons 2 (14:30)
Men’s 1s: Away to Norwich City 4 (12:00)
Men’s 1s: Away to I-ES 2 (11:30)
Men’s 2s: Home to Norwich Exiles 1 (15:30)
Ladies’ 1s: Away to St Ives 1 (12:30)
Ladies’ 4s: Home to Royston 3 (11:00)
Men’s 2s: 6-1 win vs Dereham 3 (Home)
(Baker 2, Bunker, Harrington, Hosegood, Wood)
Men’s 3s: 10-1 win vs Bury St Edmunds 7 (Home)
(Booth 4, Benedikz 2, Allen, Brown, Evans, Saggers)
Ladies’ 1s: 3-5 loss vs Lowestoft Ladies 1 (Away)
(Stoneman 2, Farrell-Thomas)
Ladies’ 4s: 2-3 loss vs Huntingdon 2 (Away)
Thank you so much to everyone who attended this years End of Season Party & Awards night. The venue was excellent, food was delicious, the party was superb, and it was another reminder for us all that we are such a unique club.
Please see below list of 2017 / 2018 Awards:
Player of the Season – Michael Skelton
Most Improved – Iain Robinson
Top Goal Scorer – Michael Skelton
Player of the Season – James Atkinson
Most Improved – Will Frost
Top Goal Scorer – Simon Harrington
Player of the Season – Chris Heslop
Most Improved – Mark Saggers
Top Goal Scorer – Peter Booth
Player of the Season – Elizabeth Wombwell / Alex Barrelet
Most Improved – Jersey Bennett / Becca Barnes
Top Goal Scorer – TBC
Player of the Season – Jazz Freed
Most Improved – Jess Allen
Top Goal Scorer – Hayley Tydeman
Player of the Season – Laura Excell
Most Improved – Lucie Swann
Top Goal Scorer – Lucie Swann
Player of the Season – Robyn Henry-Jones
Most Improved – Alisha Vale
Top Goal Scorer – TBC
Well done to everyone. Please ensure that these awards are kept clean and are looked after – these are your babies to keep until January 2019.
Special thanks must go to Grace Evans for organizing a memorable night at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, and Michael Bennett for giving up his time to take pictures for us all night.
Men’s 2s: Home to Dereham 3 (13:00)
Men’s 3s: Home to Bury 7 (11:00)
Ladies’ 1s: Away to Lowestoft Ladies 1 (14:30)
Ladies’ 4s: Away to Huntingdon 2 (11:00)
On another snowbound weekend for NHC, the only fixtures to go ahead were the Ladies’ 2s on Saturday and Ladies’ 1s on Sunday (thanks to the herculean efforts of a number of volunteers).
Ladies’ 2s: 2-1 win vs Cambridge Nomads 2 (Away)
Newmarket Ladies’ 2s stormed to victory despite the snow as they scored two late goals after being behind for almost the entirety of the match. Tracy Cockerill was the heroine of the piece as her brace lit up the aptly-named Coldhams Common and sent the Yellow & Blue Machine home with three points in the bag.
Ladies’ 3s: 5-0 win vs Ely City 3 (Home)
Ladies’ 1s: 0-2 loss vs Harleston Magpies 2 (Home)
The brave and hardy volunteers of Newmarket Hockey Club showed they’re just as good with broom sticks as hockey ones and managed to clear the snow-covered pitch in time to host Harleston Magpies at 12pm. The Ladies went down 0-2 in a good game with plenty of quality on show from all.
Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. I-ES 2s (Away) – 2:30pm
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Norwich Exiles 1s (Home) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. St Ives 1s (Away) – 12:30pm
Newmarket Ladies 2s vs. Cambridge Nomads 2s (Away) – 2:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 4s vs. Royston 3s (Home) – 3:00pm
Men’s 1s: 6-1 win vs Pelicans 2 (Home)
(J. Atkinson, Donald, Hosegood, Leggett, Newnes, Wilson)
Newmarket Men’s 1s stormed to victory against a shell-shocked Pelicans team on Saturday. Town boasted a near-full strength side for the first time in a while and this was reflected in both performance and score – the home side took the lead early on and dominated with goals from Simon Donald and Will Wilson, while man of the match Chris Leggett was also on target for his first goal of the season after good work from Mark Pears.
On the subject of firsts, skipper Jordan Newnes stepped up to take a penalty stroke after an illegal block on the Pelicans goal line and dispatched it superbly to put Newmarket out of sight shortly after half time. Notable also was a superb strike on the half-volley from James Atkinson, the forward returning from a nine-week absence in Australia on his ‘gap yah’.
Full backs Darren Jenkins and Louis Hrebeniak were used more for attack rather than defence, but on the occasions when Pelicans did manage to sneak in behind they found goalkeeper Iain Robinson on superb form – the Town stopper pulled off several outstanding saves at big moments and was unfortunate not to walk away with a clean sheet as a short corner rebound eventually crept home. The reply was instantaneous however, and an excellent goal on the break from Will Hosegood saw him notch his first for the 1s.
As always, Mike Skelton showed his class in bossing the midfield and linking up well with the tricky Rob Green, who almost avoided getting sent off this time out. Lee Blades was excellent off the bench and this rounded off a superb team performance which one hopes the home support will savour for some time.
Men’s 2s: 7-5 win vs Lowestoft Railway 2 (Away)
(Bunker 3, Harrington 2, Podd, Trent)
Newmarket Men’s 2s achieved promotion to Division 4NE on a warm afternoon away at Lowestoft Railway, ensuring they bounce back up at the first time of asking. In this free-scoring affair, a hat-trick from Jonny Bunker, brace from leading scorer Simon Harrington and goals from Rory Podd and Ollie Trent saw Town popping the champaign bottles come the final whistle.
Men’s 3s: 1-3 loss vs Bury St Edmunds 6 (Away)
Pete Booth notched for Newmarket Men’s 3s as they went down 3-1 away to Bury St Edmunds 6s.
Ladies’ 1s: 1-0 win vs UEA 1 (Home)
A home clash with UEA for Newmarket Ladies’ 1s saw Claire McDonnell on target as the girls recorded a superb 1-0 victory.
Ladies’ 3s: 3-2 win vs St Ives 4 (Home)
(Howe, Podd, Swann)
Newmarket Ladies’ 3s recorded their best performance of the season as Milly Howe, Lucie Swann and skipper Mel Podd fired Town to victory at home to St Ives on Saturday morning.
Ladies’ 1s: 1-11 loss vs Dereham 1 (Home)
Nothing to be said really. We didn’t want to win anyway. Right?
Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. Pelicans 2s (Home) – 3:00pm
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Lowestoft Railway 2s (Away) – 2:30pm
Newmarket Men’s 3s vs. Bury St Edmunds 6s (Away) – 10:00am
Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. UEA 1s (Home) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 3s vs. St Ives 4s (Home) – 11:00am
Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. Dereham 1s (Home) – 12:00pm