Newmarket began their league campaign against City of Peterborough 7’s at home. For the first 10
minutes the game evenly balanced with both teams cancelling each other out. The deadlock was
broken by a wonder goal from Mark Pears, who picked the ball up in his own half, beat 3 people and
finished past the keeper. From that point on Newmarket didn’t look back.
Newmarket’s midfield of Ollie Wade, William Wilson, Chris Leggett and Josh Dawson started to
dominate and carve out lots of chances. The next goal came from a short corner, Dawson’s far post
deflection hitting the defenders body on the line. Wilson scored the resulting flick. Leggett then
had a goal harshly disallowed after the away team claimed that he hadn’t touched the ball in the D.
Shortly after Pears added his second, to put Newmarket three up at half time.
After the restart the game continued in the same fashion, Wilson scored direct from a short corner.
Newmarket took their foot off the pedal and allowing Peterborough to pull a goal back. This
galvanised the home team. Pears soon completed his hat trick. This was followed up by a sharp
Simon Harrington finish from the top of the D.
The last two goals were scored by Leggett, who worked tirelessly for the team all game. The second
of which was created by Matt Cook, who found space and slid the ball into Leggett to take round the
keeper and finish.
Although having a reasonably quiet game, the defensive unit of Adrian Atkinson, Simon Harrington,
Jordan Newnes, Mark Prentice and goal-keeper Chris Warren dealt with everything the opposition
could throw at them, and on occasions supported the attack brilliantly.
Next week game is away at Cambridge South 3’, playing at the Leys School at 12:30. Supporters are