Newmarket Town Ladies begin season with victory in Women's FA Cup
Newmarket Town Ladies manager Craig Boneham was impressed with his side’s season-opening victory over Netherton United on Sunday, but felt that they were unlucky not to win by a greater margin, writes Oscar Johnson.
The 3-1 FA Cup victory marked Boneham’s first game in charge of the Jockeys following his appointment during the summer, and he was pleased with the his team’s opening day performance.
“It was a good win because it’s always tough when you go away especially in the first game,” he said.
Despite the winning start, Boneham felt his side could have won more convincingly.
“We could have played a bit better, but we did well and to be honest I think some of the decisions by the officials didn’t help us.
“We should have had at least one penalty and one of their players should have been sent off,” he added.
Since his appointment in July, Boneham has been impressed with his squad and remains optimistic about the season ahead.
“We have kept largely the same squad as last year, which is good because they’re a great young squad,” he said.
“I think we can equal last season’s achievement of fourth, and if we were to better that then that would be great,” he added.
Newmarket will host BSC FC Ladies in the League Cup on Sunday (1.30pm).