Newmarket narrowly lose out during feisty home encounter

HOME DEFEAT: Drew Wood (left) in action for Newmarket Mens II during their loss to Norwich City V
HOME DEFEAT: Drew Wood (left) in action for Newmarket Mens II during their loss to Norwich City V
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EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION 4NE

Newmarket II 3

Norwich City V 4

Newmarket II remain rooted to the foot of the table after Saturday’s loss by the odd goal in seven to Norwich City.

After falling 2-0 behind early on, the hosts hit back through Ollie Wade and a set-piece Simon Harrington.

Wade went on to strike the frame of the goal on two occasions, before tensions boiled over with Newmarket receiving three yellow cards and Norwich having a play dismissed.

During that time, the visitors fired in two more goals, while Wade added a consolation for Newmarket.

On Saturday, the second team travel to Norwich Dragons IV (3.45pm).

n A brace from Josh Dawson helped Newmarket Men’s I to record a 4-1 win over Norwich City IV in Division 3NE.

Dawson’s early opening goal was cancelled out, but Newmarket eventually took the lead into the break thanks to Mike Skelton.

Mark Pears made it 3-1 after the restart, before Dawson completed the scoring, which also saw Matt Holden register his third assist of the game.

Newmarket sit top of the standings ahead of Saturday’s home game against North Norfolk I (1.30pm).

n In the East Women’s League Division 3NW, second-from-bottom Newmarket II suffered an 8-0 reverse on the road at Horncastle I.

Goalkeeper Jersey Bennett was the pick of the Newmarket players as she made a string of saves to prevent the hosts racking up double figures.

On Saturday, they travel to third-placed Pelicans I (1.45pm).

n Newmarket Ladies III were unable to build upon the previous week’s victory as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Cambridge Nomads II in Division 4NW(S).

A trip to St Ives III is next on the agenda on Saturday as the third side attempts to return to winning ways at the first time of asking (11am).

n A depleted Newmarket Ladies IV side were put to the sword by hosting St Ives III, who ran out 13-0 winners in Division 4NW(S).

Newmarket, who only had 10 players for the entire encounter, battled valiantly throughout, but they were unable to stem the regular flow of goals from the home side.

On Saturday they host Bury St Edmunds III (10.30am).