Keates and McDonnell propel Newmarket to home victory

Mark Westley Photography'Action shots Newmarket Ladies Hockey v Yarmouth. 'Lydia Evans ANL-141129-210954009
Mark Westley Photography'Action shots Newmarket Ladies Hockey v Yarmouth. 'Lydia Evans ANL-141129-210954009

EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

NORTH EAST

Newmarket 2

Great Yarmouth 0

A goal in each half was enough to secure Newmarket all the points on Saturday and put behind them back-to-back 
defeats in the league.

Donna Keates opened the scoring for the Exning Road side in the first half when pouncing on a rebounded Denise Wagner effort.

Although Newmarket hit the ground running in the second half, they were penalised for continually not giving Yarmouth five yards on free-hits resulting in a green card for Di Thomas and a yellow card for Kerry Alderson.

Despite the setback, Newmarket cracked on to score a second goal and firmly put the Norfolk side on the backfoot.

After producing several near misses in the first half, Gail McDonnell finally found the target after being set up by Wagner.

Newmarket will attempt to make it successive home wins on Saturday when entertaining Christchurch.

DIVISION FOUR

North West (South)

Bourne Deeping II 0

Newmarket II 3

Newmarket II returned to winning ways on Saturday 
after finding the back of 
the net on three occasions.

After being held to a goalless draw seven days earlier by Wisbech Town III, the Exning Road side returned to winning ways thanks to a brace from leading scoring Cassie Edgar-Ayms, and an effort from Angel Fayers.

In the same division, Newmarket III failed to follow up their slender victory gained over Cambridge South III in their previous match when going down 4-0 to St Neots.

Emily Fairweather went closest to scoring for Newmarket with a sweep on goal.

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION FOUR

NORTH EAST

Felixstowe II 7

Newmarket II 3

League leaders Felixstowe proved to be a challenge too far for Newmarket II on Saturday.

Newmarket started brightly and took the lead when Lee Blades bundled home after good work from Alex Andreou.

Going a goal down sparked the league leaders into life and, from a combination of errors and individual brilliance, Felixstowe took a 5-1 lead into the break.

Newmarket reduced the deficit early in the second half as Drew Wood drilled home Simon Harrington’s pass, before Felixstowe added another to their tally.

Harrington went from provider to scorer when converting a stroke awarded to the visitors. Felixstowe were not yet finished and added a seventh to complete the scoring.

In Division Three North East, Newmarket I beat Harleston Magpies III 8-3.