Second Victory Against Local Rivals

Ladies 1’s: Won 8-1 against Cambridge South 1’s.
Having already beaten Cambs South in the cup competition Newmarket were keen to repeat this outcome in their first league showdown.
It took just two minutes for Town to capitalise – Di Thomas hitting from top D. With a free flowing game Claire McDonnell was able to weave her way through to sneak a shot home. Thomas took advantage of a gap in midfield and deflected from close range; she was able to do the same minutes later, nipping in front of the keeper to get her hattrick and taking Newmarket to 4-0 at half time.
Cambs South came back out more organised and immediately took the ball to the Town D and slammed in a goal. This shocked Newmarket into getting tighter on their opposition, Tania Fisher, Gail McDonnell and Kat Burrell all executing perfectly timed tackles. Plenty of round the back passing was on show from Newmarket and this gave space for the forward to push on. Isabel Hooley took advantage of this to sweep in from top D scoring her second goal for Newmarket in ten years. Her celebration was worthy of an Oscar!
Stirling work from Jazz Wombwell ensured the forwards could commit to 50/50 balls without worry. Jenny Richards nearly capitalised after a poor D clearance from Cambridge South. Lydia Evans also came close with a right of D shot. Hayley Stoneman was next to create space for herself in midfield and hammered a ball impressively home to give Town 6. Thomas was keen to pounce again and fired a cross goalwards only for the defender to mis-handle the ball taking it into her own goal.
Newmarket went through a tired patch and this left Sue Bullimore with some clear up work in goal but Claire McDonnell combined well with Martha Crowhurst to get her second of the game – a reverse stick sweep. This was to be the last goal of the game to give Newmarket another convincing win.