Newmarket Town Ladies win first piece of silverware since 2015 with victory in the League Plate final
Manager Shane Lebbon is hopeful that his Newmarket Town Ladies side can use Sunday’s League Plate final glory as a ‘stepping stone’ for future success.
Newmarket headed into the encounter against Histon having not won any silverware since 2015 when they lifted the Cambridgeshire Championship.
However, goals from Jess Linger, Annabel Cuthbert and Hannah Rogers – the latter scoring 12 minutes from time – sealed a 3-2 victory for Lebbon’s team at the County Ground in Hertfordshire.
“Fingers crossed we can use this as a stepping stone because now they have the belief and confidence that we can win trophies,” said the manager.
“Hopefully it has put us in a good position to push on next year, when our aim will be to do better than we have done this season.
“You could see in the celebrations that the confidence was flowing through the players.
“They should now believe they are good enough, so this has hopefully done them wonders.”
Newmarket will finish their Eastern Region Women’s Football League Division One campaign on Sunday with another match against Histon at the Glassworld Stadium (2pm).
A win would be enough to secure Newmarket at least a fourth-placed finish, while results elsewhere could see them end up as high as third.