Newmarket Men’s 1s: 3-2 win vs Bury St Edmunds 2 (Away)
Newmarket Men’s 2s: 2-5 loss vs Bury St Edmunds 3 (Home)
Newmarket Men’s 3s: 4-0 win vs Bury St Edmunds 7 (Home)
(Booth 2, Lister, Podd)
Newmarket Ladies’ 1s: 0-2 loss vs Royston 1 (Away)
Newmarket Ladies’ 2s: 0-8 loss vs Huntingdon 1 (Home)
With the weather not on our side, Newmarket Ladies 2’s did their best to keep spirits high. The first 10 minutes saw each Newmarket player settling comfortably into their positioning resulting in us gaining possession. Some great one two’s were made between Beau Rolls and Phoebe Peacock but this didn’t prevent Huntingdon from slotting their first goal in. Newmarket continued to keep their heads high with the back four working hard to regain possession to move the ball up the pitch. As half time came around, Jazz Freed and Sam Brookes backed captain Zoe Bailey up giving the team talk into what we needed to do in the second half. This team talk clearly sunk in to Newmarket ladies as they fought extra hard despite many decisions being made against them. Frustration didn’t get the better of them as some superb runs were made either side of the pitch between Hannah Kelly, Hannah Fox and Grace Morris, earning Grace man of the match for her excellent commitment to chase the ball. The score finished 8-0 to Huntingdon, so its onwards and upwards from here for Newmarket Ladies 2’s as next week they are away at Peterborough.
Newmarket Ladies’ 3s: 0-3 loss vs Cambridge South 2 (Home)
This was a game that was tough from the outset. Playing an experienced side, the back 4 of: Captain Mel Podd, Vicky Benedikz, Jane Dryland and Stef Haslop, had their work cut out for them.
South had an early short corner in their favour, which they received well and slipped left. Mel Podd and keeper Jersey Bennett watched the ball off, only to be taken off guard as it curved and slide into the goal.
At half time the ladies had managed to keep it to 0-1, but the back 4 were taking strain with south hanging high.
The second half of the game saw Newmarket generate a lot more possession and a good few chances in the D, including a few short corner penalties. Plenty of good chances were generated through the midfielders and forwards.
However south were ever ready to take advantage of any small mistakes and managed to put another two in the back of the net, bringing the final score to 0-3.
Both captain and coach Colin Seakins were happy with the teams performance against a strong well drilled side, with plenty of good stuff to work on.
Man of the match was Jane Dryland, who works tirelessly for the team, and generated plenty of the midfield play.
Next week sees the ladies away to take Huntingdon 2s.
Newmarket Ladies’ 4s: 4-1 win vs Cambridge South 3 (Away)
(Fairweather 2, Atherton, Kelly)