Newmarket rack up a century of goals with double-figure win

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Newmarket Ladies II took their goal tally beyond 100 for the 2014/15 season after trouncing Huntingdon II 11-0 on Saturday.

The East Women’s League Division Four North West (South) outfit opened the scoring when Becca Bunning injected a short corner to Cassie Ayms, who slipped the ball to Tracy Cockeril, which allowed Oliva Haste to be left unmarked on the back post to tap home.

Great movement and crosses from wingers Abbi Pass and Mel Podd allowed a flurry of shots on goal, resulting in another short corner where Angel Fayers fired home.

Although Newmarket had most of the play, Huntingdon tried to break through on occasion, but Newmarket’s defence of Bunning, Sarah Ganiford and Holly Woods stayed strong, while more goals flowed from Cockeril and Ayms.

A fantastic cross from Hannah Kelly drew the goalkeeper out and left Podd with the simplest of tap-ins for 5-0.

Seconds before half-time, a short corner was awarded to Newmarket.

Ayms slipped the ball to Beth Wombwell, who fired the ball into the top corner via a deflection off the goalkeeper’s foot.

During half-time it was pointed out that Newmarket were on 98 goals this season and the drive for the team to go out and reach the milestone of 100 goals was clearly visible.

It took just a few minutes for the next goal to be scored from some linked play from Ayms and Cockeril saw the latter tap home a deflection from Ayms.

Cockeril brought up the century when she arrived at the back post to deflect the ball in, but Newmarket pressed for more.

A lovely cross into the D from Clodie Rolph saw the keeper put under pressure from Angel Fayers, who passed the ball to Hannah Kelly, who tricked the keeper into diving the wrong way.

Newmarket keeper Sue Bullimore did not have her first touch until late in the second half and from that she cleared the ball directly to defender Holly Woods, who combined with Podd and Cockeril to tee up Ayms to smash the ball into the back of the net.