Rutland III 0 v 11 Newmarket

Newmarket travelled away to face Rutland 3s who have won only 1 game in their last 9. Newmarket where without captain Will Wilson, leaving Adrian Atkinson to take the helm. Newmarket looked dangerous from the off, keeping possession in the home teams half with great passing through the midfield. The first goal came 10 minutes in when the returning Lee Blades supplied a pinpoint pass to Mark Pears who made no mistake in finding the goal through the legs of the home teams keeper. Rutland tried to equal the score line but, with a solid back four of Jordan Newnes, Duncan Freed, Adrian Atkinson and Pete Boyle, they were kept out with precise tackling and quick clearances. Greg Cummins and Chris Legget orchestrated attacks from midfield which led to several short corners in the first half. Newmarket scored only one goal from a short corner, with Josh Dawson stopping the ball, giving Jordan Newnes the time to pick his spot, rifling the ball into the bottom left hand corner. Newmarket gained in confidence, playing great passing hockey, reminiscent of their first game of the campaign, great width play from Ollie wade, running the channels and finding the space to secure Newmarkets 3rd goal when he picked up a through ball from Chris Legget, flicking just past the keeper. Josh Dawson made it 4 when he pounced on a poor clearance from the Rutland defence, flicking the ball into the back of the net. Newmarket pushed up further forward and Lee Blades got his first of the game with an unstoppable shot into the top right corner of the goal. Rutland looked deflated, and with only seconds to of the first half, Chris Legget scored an opportunist goal from close range when the keeper failed to kick the ball away cleanly, landing at the stick of Legget to power a shot through a Rutland defender. Newmarket went into the second half in full attack mode, looking to increase their lead, this gave Rutland the one chance of the game to get a goal but keeper Chris Warren calmly kicked the ball away. Newmarket countered, Duncan Freed gave the ball to Blades who deflected the ball to Dawson, running into the D, Dawson unselfishly passed to Pears to tap home for his second. Within minutes, Pears secured his Hat-trick with an instinctive strike from the top of D after picking up the ball from a Blades pass. Newmarket got their 9th goal when Blades got on the end of a Dawson cross, driving the ball into the roof of the goal. Dawson got his 2nd goal from a Wade diagonal pass, picking his slot calmly to make it 10 – 0. With the game drawing to a close, Newmarket secured their biggest win in recorded history when Pears, receiving another excellent deflected ball from Blades, found the path of man of the match Josh dawson, tapping past the keeper to earn his hat-trick.
Newmarket play next weekend against Alford & District 1 at Newmarket Leisure Centre, 15.30 push back.