Newmarket Ladies 1’s v Lowestoft Ladies 1’s. 1-5.
The Ladies 1 team played Lowestoft this past Saturday. Newmarket ladies played well, having more quick and accurate passes than previous games. However, Lowestoft came to win. Whenever the ball came into the Newmarket defensive end, Lowestoft utilized every opportunity they had to score. Newmarket’s Claire McDonnell, Di Thomas, and Denise Wagner had a few shots on goal that unfortunately they could not be finished. The first half ended with a 4-0 Lowestoft lead.
At the start of the second half both teams came back out strong. On a corner shot taken from the top of the circle, Lowestoft earned their 5th goal after the ball had been deflected off one of Newmarket’s players. Soon after, Lydia Evans took a shot towards goal from outside the circle and one of Lowestoft’s players clipped the ball with her stick causing the Newmarket’s first and only goal of the game.
The game ended in a 5-1 Lowestoft victory over Newmarket. Newmarket had a tough fight, although unfortunately it came down to the away side wanting the points more.
Harleston Magpies Mens 4’s 1 – 0 Newmarket Mens 1’s
An injury ravaged Newmarket team depleted in numbers travelled to Harleston looking to get the season back on track after a postponed game last week and a heavy defeat to UEA the week before. With regular goal keeper Martin McCourt the team welcomed promising youngster Seth Baily into the team for his debut.
Newmarket had defeated this Harleston team 3-1 at home earlier in the season, when they found them very well organised and hard to play against. Things haven’t changed an based on this performance Newmarket are baffled at how they are propping up the league.
Newmarket did dominate possession and territory, but Harleston quick forward line and aerial passing ability always made them a danger on the break. A combination of lack of fitness, poor final pass and woeful finishing meant that Newmarket were unable to capitalise on their territory and possession.
Mid way through the first half they were caught on the break, with Harleston thundering a strike in at the near post which Bailey could do nothing about, the young keeper should be proud of a performance in which he looked assured and completed all his work diligently.
Louis Hrebinank also played his second game and the club look to push through promising young talent. He had a composed game at left midfield, distributing well and fitting into the teams shape with discipline.
With Dave Worrall still out Jordan Newnes stepped in at centre back, he marshalled the defence very well and put in a near faultless display one on one and in dealing with the aerial ball. He thoroughly deserved his man of the match although Mark Pears also played very well at right back.
With the team safe in division 3NE, the whole squad need to make sure they re-double their efforts to ensure the remainder of this season doesn’t slip away, coach Nick Thorpe looks forward to a good turnout on Wednesday.
Newmarket Ladies 3rd XI had high hopes as they went into their clash with Ely 2s, having drawn 0v0 in the reverse fixture. The game was a close affair with two evenly matched teams vying for superiority.
From the first whistle Newmarket Ladies 3s took control of possession and as they had done so many times this season generated plenty of chances when moving forward with the ball. The difference this week was, in the form of Beth Wombwell, they had a striker with a keen eye for goal. A typical 3s move, started at the back, flowing up the wing through man of the match Bronnie King, ended on the stick of Wombwell who despite playing her first game after the birth of her son finished superbly into the corner as if she had never been away. 1v0 Newmarket.
Newmarket continued to play some slick hockey but found the Ely keeper in excellent form. Chances continued to be generated but Ely came more into the game and it was not too much of a surprise when Ely levelled the game up despite the best efforts of the back line ably led by Captain Pegg. Further chances were generated by both teams and Newmarket rode their luck as 2 Ely goals were chalked off due to infringements.
A 1v1 draw was a fair result in a game that could have swung either way. Newmarket can be pleased with another good performance, their strong defensive performance again allowing the midfield and attack to generate plenty of chances.
Teddy: Lydia willmott
Phoebe Peacock, Charlotte Abbersteen, Bronnie King, Bea Jones ,Claire Spires, Sophie Bell, Helen Hansgate, Rebecca Barnes, Rachel Pegg, Rachel Hogg, Beth Wombwell, Janie Harrington and Sarah Ganiford.