The Winners Keep On Winning!

March Town II 0-4 Newmarket I
Goal scorers: Ollie Wade, Josh Dawson & Mike Skelton x 2.
Newmarket travelled to March, having already clinched the title but determined not to let the season fizzle out. They came up against a determined March team who, in the first half worked as hard as anybody has against Newmarket this season, with a large chunk of the game taking place in Newmarket’s half.
The defence of Will Wilson, Simon Harrington, Jordan Newnes & Dave Worrall were resolute, tackling and intercepting well. As the half wore on, Newmarket midfield of Ollie Wade, Chris Leggett, Alex Andreou and Josh Dawson began to exert more control, forcing a few penalty corners. The routines have been much improved over the last few weeks, but the dry sandy pitch made conditions difficult for the injector.
The half came to a close with the game still scoreless but Newmarket well on top, forwards Mark Pears, Matt Holden & Mike Skelton were starting to find space and look dangerous. Early in the second half, Ollie Wade put Newmarket in front with a sweet strike into the bottom left corner from Pears lay off.
Holden won another penalty corner, which Dawson scored from a training ground routine, Skelton then scored after Wilson and Wade took a quick free hit on the left, Wilson’s cross was saved by the keeper, leaving Dawson to pass to Skelton and tap into an empty net, this was the teams 100th goal of the season.
March were still dangerous in possession and forced a flurry of their own penalty corners, with the Chris Routs making several smart saves himself along with Worrall putting stick, body and head in the way of the ball to keep March at bay.
The game was now very open, Mark Pears beat a man and broke down the right, forcing another penalty corner, Simon Harrington thought he had scored but the umpire judged that the ball had not been in the D. Mike Skelton soon added the fourth finishing off another sweeping move, Holden had a shot saved, rattling the cross bar with the rebound.
At the final whistle the team celebrated their 10th clean sheet of the season, but only the 2nd away from home. Man of the match was Dave Worrall, for a fantastic defensive display at right back, Simon Harrington was dick of the day, for more to mention than we have column inches.
Next week we entertain Horncastle, our last home game of the season, 3:30 push back. Spectators are always welcome.