Ladies 1’s v’s Peterborough 6’s: 4-3 win to Newmarket
Newmarket’s second cup game of the season proved a very tough contest.
After a very fast initial 10 minutes a Peterborough foot stopped a ball on the goal line for Town. Claire McDonnell took the opportunity to put a penalty flick away to give Newmarket the lead.
The play was very even with gaps appearing in midfield. Town’s second goal came from a through ball from McDonnell that Di Thomas deflected past the keeper’s reach.
Peterborough battled on and Tania Fisher was available to sweep the ball clear of the Newmarket goalmouth in the nick of time.
The second half for Newmarket began spritely with Newcomer Martha Crowhurst showing great speed on the wing. Peterborough seemed to change attitude and pushed hard on goal – they were rewarded with two shots hitting the backboards in quick succession making it even. The Newmarket players were not fazed and Lucy Brown broke free from the half way line to ping a shot from top D into goal. Zoe Bailey was on back up duty the other end as she stopped a Peterborough sure strike.
Newmarket keen to secure a further lead drove on and in similar fashion to her first Thomas picked up a through ball from McDonnell to slot under the keeper’s legs. With moments left to play Peterborough scored another from close range but thankfully Town held on to win 4-3.