Wilson and Bell are on target for Newmarket Hockey Club

Newmarket's Janie Harrington (left) in action on Saturday
Newmarket's Janie Harrington (left) in action on Saturday
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EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION THREE

NORTH EAST

Norwich City IV 3

Newmarket 4

William Wilson and Harry Bell both scored braces as Newmarket left Norwich City IV with a 4-3 victory.

Newly-wed captain Matthew Holden was unavailable for the fixture due to being on his honeymoon, but as the game was streamed to him via Facetime he enjoyed what he saw from his teammates.

The game started at a furious pace, with Norwich taking an early lead, only for Wilson to level from a penalty flick.

Norwich went in front on three occasions, before being pegged back by Wilson’s strike from the edge of the D and Bell’s finish beyond the onrushing keeper.

Bell then secured the win for Newmarket from a penalty corner.

n In Division Four North East, Newmarket II suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Norwich City V at the weekend.

The hosts, who had lost players to the first team, found themselves including five new faces into their squad, while there were also players carrying injuries in the team.

However this would not be the biggest test they faced, as they came against an in form Norwich keeper, who proved the difference on the day.

n Newmarket Ladies remain without a win in East Women’s League Division Two North West, after a slow start proved costly in their 4-1 defeat to Cambridge Nomads.

Despite the best efforts of keeper Sue Bullimore, a 2-0 interval score soon became 4-0.

Tracey Cockerill grabbed a consolation goal after meeting Callie Cannon’s pass, as Newmarket’s losing streak stretched to three games.

n In Division Three North West, Newmarket II suffered a 12-0 thrashing at St Ives II.

The hosts scored six times in each half to record an emphatic victory, with Newmarket now truly having the pace and skill of Division Three North East finally etched in their minds.

Elsewhere in Division Four North West South, Newmarket II lost 9-1 at home to St Ives III at the weekend.