Week 24 Results – Men’s 2s Secure Promotion

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Saturday: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week 20 Results – Spate of Postponements Sees L4s Shine

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Saturday: Men’s 1s: P-P vs Norwich Dragons 2 (Away) (Match postponed due to frozen pitch) Men’s 2s: 1-3 loss vs Watton 1 (Home) (Harrington) The hour came, Watton at home; your correspondent’s favourite game of the season, two teams toe-to-toe in the best of spirits; and the game was to turn on chances taken and those 50-50 balls. Watton won on both counts; their cheers and their faces at the final whistle conveying flattery to broken Newmarket hearts. Newmarket 1 – Watton 3. But back to it lads, the very next day; the destination of the champions slot still in […]

Week 18 Results – Resounding Win for Ladies’ 2s

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Men’s 1s: 2-5 loss vs I-ES 3 (Away) (Bell, Blades) 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 […]

Week 17 Results – Clean Sheet Victories for L3s and L4s

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Men’s 1s: 3-3 draw vs UEA 2 (Home) (Donald, Pears, Skelton) Newmarket Men’s 1s battled to a creditable 3-3 draw in a match that saw them go 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes. The injury-depleted home side was buoyed by the addition of Andy Baker, Simon Donald, Will Hosegood and Lee Blades and their introduction told when Donald struck back for Town. Although not enjoying the larger quantity of possession, Newmarket began to solidify at the back and began to play some superb one-touch break hockey – Mike Skelton levelling things up just before half time. Heading into the […]

Week 16 Results – Double Header Sees M2s Win Big and L4s Victorious in Derby

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Saturday: Men’s 1s: 3-5 loss vs Norwich City 3 (Away) (Bell, Green, Skelton) Newmarket Men’s 1s were unfortunate in defeat to table-topping Norwich City 3s this Saturday. Town started strongly and played some great hockey in the first 20 minutes, taking the lead through Mike Skelton. However City replied almost instantly after a dubious short corner and soon after took the lead. This seemed to dishearten Newmarket a bit and the away side struggled to regain their foothold, going in at the break 3-1 down. After half time Town put in a noble effort but City eventually put the game […]

Week 15 Results – Points for All Teams in Action

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Men’s 1s: 2-2 draw vs Ipswich 2 (Home) (Pears, Skelton) Newmarket Men’s 1s battled to a hard-fought 2-2 draw at home to Ipswich 2s and were pleased to welcome back creative midfielders Ollie Wade and Mike Skelton from injury. Despite the Christmas layer of mince pies and turkey covering the frames of Newmarket’s favourite twelve sons, Town started strongly and soon found themselves creating a number of golden chances. It was through one of these that Skelton struck the home side into the lead, a clinical counter attack and smooth team move that sent the assembled hordes into raptures. However, […]

Week 14-ish Results – Men’s 1s Go Down 3-1 in Last Game of 2017

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Men’s 1s: 1-3 loss vs Norwich Dragons 3 (Away) (Bell) Newmarket Men’s 1s went down by 3 goals to 1 in the club’s last fixture of what has been a very positive year for NHC. Their squad heavily depleted by injuries, Town travelled with a bare 11 players and welcomed youngsters Ollie Trent and Jonny Bunker into the team to join Ben Atkinson in the youth contingent. Captain Jordan Newnes also shuffled his pack, switching full backs Darren Jenkins and Louis Hrebeniak to opposite sides and pushing Harry Bell into midfield alongside the ever-present Chris Leggett. James Atkinson, in his […]