TOTW – Round 3

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Amazingly, all four teams won this weekend for the first time in what seems like ages. Congratulations to all. The TOTW award for Round 3 goes to the men’s 1s as they recorded a 3-0 victory. The men continue their 100% record in Division 5 NW with a 3-0 away win at Cambridge South 3. The team head the table and look in fabulous form under the new leadership of Will Wilson.

The ladies’ 1s picked up their first ever win in the East league with a 3-1 win over Cambridge Nomads 1. Having led early on, the visitors managed to level midway through the 2nd half to set up an exciting climax. Lou Downs put the home side ahead again from the spot and Hayley Stoneman got her 2nd to seal a memorable 3-1 win minutes from the end.

The ladies’ 2s and 3s also picked up valuable points as they won 2-1 at home to Sudbury 4s and 3-2 away at March 1s.

According to the FixturesLive site, the ladies’ 2s win against Carlton Park has been removed. We’ll leave the TOTW award there, but the score has been removed.

Men’s 1 2 2 2 0 0 11 1 10 6
Ladies’ 3 0 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 4
Ladies’ 1 0 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 3 *
Ladies’ 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3
* 3 points deducted

Ladies gain first ever victory in East League!

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Newmarket Ladies 1’s v’s Cambridge Nomads 1’s: 3-1 win to Newmarket.

With Newmarket’s league position looking precarious the team knew they must produce a good result for their third league game of the season against Cambridge Nomads.

A sprightly start from Newmarket caused an array of positive passing to all areas of the pitch. A beautiful move was created by Jasmine Wombwell in defence; she passed to Claire McDonnell who drove the ball up the pitch. After a swift one two with Di Thomas Hayley Stoneman hit the target to put Town in front after just seven minutes.

With both teams battling to keep possession in midfield there seemed acres of space for Newmarket to use their wide players – Tracy Cockerill and Jenny Richards. Despite a few more goal front showdowns the score remained for the same for the first half.

Newmarket starting the second half, looked a little sluggish and top class defending from Gail McDonnell, Clodie Rolph, Louise Downs and keeping by Sue Bullimore kept Nomads at bay until nineteen minutes had gone when the opposition levelled the score from a goal line scrap.

Again finding a lot of space out wide Zoe Bailey combined with Georgie Kerr who unleashed a killer pass to Thomas – she was fouled one on one to goal and a penalty stroke was awarded. Downs confidently put the ball away to put Town back in front again.

All that remained was for Newmarket to keep possession and push for a further lead – Stoneman put the game to bed by scoring her second in fine style three minutes before time.

TOTW – Round 2

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All four teams were in action this week and TOTW goes to the men for their impressive home victory against City of Peterborough 7 winning 8-1. The men shoot straight to top of the league and fingers crossed the lads can continue the commitment they have shown in recent weeks.

The ladies’ 1st team travelled to Lincoln to take on their roses and no doubt found a thorn or two as they lost 3-0.

The ladies’ 2nd team were also playing away and travelled to Ipswich and after last week’s excellent win, were brought back to earth with a thump as they were beaten 3-0 by one of the league’s pacesetters!

The ladies’ 3rd team result is not yet known and the men will keep TOTW unless the ladies beat Huntingdon by 7 or more goals.

Men’s 1 1 1 1 0 0 8 1 7 3
Ladies’ 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
Ladies’ 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Ladies’ 1 0 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 0

TOTW – Round 1

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All three ladies teams played games on the opening weekend of hockey on 18th Sep with the men beginning their campaign the following weekend.

TOTW goes to the ladies’ 2nd team for their impressive victory at home to Carlton Park 2.

The ladies’ 1st team were promoted last season into the  East league and met neighbours Ely in the opening league fixture. Despite losing the game 0-6, the match has been awarded to Newmarket. However, further inspection of the league table shows that the ladies’ team have been deducted 3 points… perhaps more on this will unfold in the coming days.

The ladies’ 3rd team earned a respectable 1-1 draw against Rutland 2.

Ladies’ 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Ladies’ 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Ladies’ 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Men’s 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ladies 1’s Lose League Opener

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Newmarket Ladies 1’s v’s Ely. (6-0 win to Ely)

Newmarket’s league opener against local rivals Ely proved a tough challenge.
Ely who were very confident on the ball from the start scored early on by creating space down their right wing and weaving the ball past the Newmarket defence.

Newmarket determined not to let their opposition gain momentum managed to break from a misjudged Ely short corner, and despite having an overload of attacking players available failed to convert due to a foul.

Ely managed to utilise their speed and one touch abilities to pepper the Newmarket goal with shots and tremendous goalkeeping work from Sue Bullimore ensured the first half only finished 1-0 to Ely.

The second half continued in a similar fashion although Town began to level the speed of their opponents and more challenges were put to the Ely keeper. Despite notable efforts from the Newmarket defence, Ely managed to bag three goals in quick succession.

An injury to Bullimore meant that Zoe Bailey took on goal keeping responsibilities and the home team rallied to keep the pressure off her.

The last ten minutes Town were beginning to make progress with their attacking play and although Ely converted two more chances Newmarket will take great experience away from the game.

Isabel Hooley was names man of the match for great movement and distribution of the ball.

Second Pre Season Victory For The Ladies’ 1st Team

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Cambridge City v’s Newmarket Ladies 1’s (4-2 win to Newmarket)

Newmarket went away to Cambridge City for their last pre-season friendly. From the off Newmarket dominated possession, playing a strong passing game. Town had many shots on goal and although the Cambridge keeper showed some great defencive work Newmarket’s persistence was rewarded with a goal from Claire McDonnell.

The first half continued with Town pressing hard on the Cambridge D and they were left feeling as though they should have converted more chances.

The second half Cambridge were keen to fight on and they were rewarded from a slick move with an equaliser. Newmarket were forced to step up a gear and utilise their wide players. Good distribution from the midfield allowed Georgie Kerr to break free; she passed to McDonnell who slammed the ball into goal for her second. However Cambridge were quick to level the score soon after; just beating stand in keeper Mel Jones.

The play settled and Town regained their flow from the first half and Hayley Stoneman stepped up to score Newmarket’s third. Despite some good break aways from Cambridge Newmarket hit the target once more from Di Thomas sneaking the ball in at the far post leaving the final score 4-2.

Newmarket ladies 1st team start their league campaign next week against local rivals Ely.

Membership Forms

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Both adult and junior membership forms have been added to the home page under the download section. Feel free to download and return to the club secretary. Alternatively, speak to your captain/the club secretary to obtain log in details and complete on-line.

Ladies off to a winner…

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(Friendly) Newmarket Ladies 1st’s v Bury St Edmunds Ladies 2nds
9-2 win to Newmarket

Newmarket ladies 1st team started their pre-season friendly campaign last Saturday against Bury St Edmunds 2nd team. This season Newmarket find themselves promoted to the East League, Division 2 (NW) and as Bury were relegated from this level last season the stage was set for an even contest.

It was Bury who started the scoring through a puzzling deflection after 5 minutes despite early dominance from Newmarket. It took a further 20 minutes for the home side to reply through a Louise Downs penalty corner strike. Soon after this Newmarket got into their stride and began to make the ball do the work, passing around the opposition. In the last 5 minutes of the first half Newmarket extended their lead by another 3 goals through Hayley Stoneman and Di Thomas who converted two chances.

The second half Bury were keen to revive their performance and pushed hard on the Newmarket defence. Stalwart defending from Isabel Hooley and Clodie Rolph kept the opposition at bay and great link up play to Jazz Wombwell and Jenny Richards created the space and width that town needed to score a further 3 goals through Stoneman, Thomas and Richards. Bury struck back through a quick break, a shot that narrowly beat town keeper Sue Bullimore.

Play began to weaken as both teams showed a slight lack of fitness but Newmarket sealed their victory with a further 2 goals in the last 15 minutes from Stoneman and Thomas. Team Captain Gail McDonnell and coach Colin Seakins were satisfied with the team’s result and notable performances came from Georgina Kerr, Peri Green and Rebecca Swift who were all making their 1st team debuts.


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Team trials are over and sides are being selected. However, if you missed it all and fear it is too late, then think again… we’re still looking for players and as training commences this week, why not come along and get involved. Friendlies are coming up soon and news of these matches will be posted here. Competitive league and cup fixtures begin from 18th September for the ladies and the following weekend for the men.

Ladies’ 2s Fixtures

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The ladies’ 2s Suffolk fixtures have now been posted to the website. The opening fixture is at home on 18th Sep against Carlton Park 2, who finished 4th last year, just missing out on promotion. The following week, the side travel to Ipswich – the two sides played out a thrilling 5-5 draw at the end of last season…