EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Faye Andreou put in a captain’s performance as she fired home a brace to make sure Newmarket made a winning start to 2015.
Keen to avenge the 5-0 loss inflicted on them by the visitors on the opening day of the season, Newmarket made the perfect start when making the most of a short corner routine.
Di Thomas took the initial injection out to Andreou.
She slipped the ball right to Claire McDonnell, who neatly passed back for Andreou to put away a tidy flick inside the keeper’s right post.
The second goal was produced following hard work from the hosts.
Tania Fisher broke with the ball and passed right to Lydia Evans.
She passed to Thomas, who hit the ball back to the penalty spot where Vicky Sievewright was on hand to find McDonnell, who reached the ball and poked it over the line out of reach of the final defender.
The final goal was an exact replica of the first as Andreou doubled her tally for the afternoon and took her total for three for the season.
Newmarket travel to Norfolk to face Norwich City on Saturday.
NORTH WEST (SOUTH)
St Neots III 0
Newmarket II 4
Newmarket warmed up for their top-of-the-table clash with league leaders Haverhill II with a solid victory over St Neots III on Saturday.
A great opening saw Newmarket open the score after just six minutes.
A strong precise injection from Becca Bunning found Cassie Edgar-Ayms, who combined with Mel Podd, enabling Edgar-Ayms to aim at the left post where Olivia Haste was waiting to sweep the ball into the goal.
It did not take long before some lovely linked play between Fayers, Edgar-Ayms, Tracy Cockeril and Anna Sambrook pushed the play up the pitch and, with another great pass into the D, Clodie Rolph found the back of the goal.
After half-time, Sue Bullimore was kept on her toes with some fantastic saves — including one off the line with her stick — before Edgar-Ayms picked up a rebound shot 50 minutes in and blasted the ball into the centre of the goal, making it 3-0.
The final goal was scored from a short corner by Edgar-Ayms. Elsewhere in the division Newmarket III, who face City of Peterborough IV on Saturday, came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw thanks to a second half strike from Bea Jones.
n Both the club’s men’s side will be in action on Saturday with Newmarket I facing Ipswich East-Suffolk II, and Newmarket II visiting Ipswich East-Suffolk III.