NHC End of Season Party & Awards Night a Great Success

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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 ImprovedWill Frost
Top Goal Scorer Simon Harrington

Player of the SeasonChris Heslop
Most Improved Mark Saggers
Top Goal Scorer Peter Booth

Player of the SeasonElizabeth Wombwell / Alex Barrelet
Most Improved Jersey Bennett / Becca Barnes
Top Goal Scorer TBC

Player of the SeasonJazz Freed
Most Improved Jess Allen
Top Goal Scorer Hayley Tydeman

Player of the SeasonLaura Excell
Most Improved Lucie Swann
Top Goal ScorerLucie Swann

Player of the Season Robyn Henry-Jones
Most Improved Alisha Vale
Top Goal ScorerTBC

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.

Week 25 Results – Ladies’ 2s in Comeback Victory

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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)
(Cockerill 2)

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)
(Ely Conceded)


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.

Week 24 Results – Men’s 2s Secure Promotion

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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)
(G. Evans)

Nothing to be said really. We didn’t want to win anyway. Right?

Week 23 Results – Snow Action for NHC

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Unfortunately all games were postponed this week due to the heavy snow causing frozen pitches around the leagues and at Newmarket Leisure Centre.

Please see below for a list of the postponed games. These will be rearranged on a new date later in the season.

Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. Norwich City 4s (Away) – 3:15pm
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Dereham 3s (Home) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Men’s 3s vs. Bury St Edmunds 7s (Home) – 3:00pm

Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. Norwich City 1s (Away) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 2s vs. Cambridge Nomads 2s (Away) – 12:30pm
Newmarket Ladies 3s vs. St Ives 4s (Home) – 11:00am
Newmarket Ladies 4s vs. Huntingdon 2s (Away) – 1:00pm

Week 23 Fixtures – Adverse Weather Threatens Weekend’s Action

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Newmarket Men’s 1s vs. Norwich City 4s (Away) – 3:15pm
Newmarket Men’s 2s vs. Dereham 3s (Home) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Men’s 3s vs. Bury St Edmunds 7s (Home) – 3:00pm

Newmarket Ladies 1s vs. Norwich City 1s (Away) – 1:00pm
Newmarket Ladies 2s vs. Cambridge Nomads 2s (Away) – 12:30pm
Newmarket Ladies 3s vs. St Ives 4s (Home) – 11:00am
Newmarket Ladies 4s vs. Huntingdon 2s (Away) – 1:00pm

Week 22 Results – Solid Win for Men’s 1s

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Men’s 1s: 3-1 win vs Sudbury 2 (Home)
(Wilson 2, Pears)

Newmarket battled to a creditable 3-1 victory at home to a well-drilled Sudbury side on Saturday. The first half began as a close and cagey affair, Town perhaps creating the better chances but were unable to convert. The visiting side soon grew into the game and drew a good save from Town keeper Iain Robinson, followed by a superb goal line clearance from makeshift centre back Darren Jenkins.

Newmarket continued to make things hard for themselves, but it was not long after this they took the lead – a typical driven Will Wilson short corner was deflected home by Mark Pears. However, Sudbury replied almost immediately with a speculative effort that was deflected high over the helpless Robinson and gave skipper Jordan Newnes on the goal line no chance.

The second half was a lot more open and it didn’t take Town long to regain the lead – Rob Green winning a penalty stroke for a foot on the goal line which was converted comfortably by Wilson. He then added his second and Town’s third from a short corner, handing the home side a comfortable two goal cushion to carry into the final whistle.

Men’s 2s: 2-1 win vs Norwich Dragons 5 (Away)
(Bunker, Landshoff)

Men’s 3s: 0-5 loss vs Sudbury 4 (Away)
(Newmarket Conceded)

Ladies’ 1s: 0-2 loss vs Watton 1 (Home)

Ladies’ 2s: 0-0 draw vs St Ives 3 (Home)

Ladies’ 3s: 1-7 loss vs Cambridge South 3 (Away)

Ladies’ 4s: P-P vs Royston 3 (Home)
(Match postponed due to frozen pitch)