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Newmarket Town ship six goals to Woodbridge Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

After racking up three straight wins in all competitions, Newmarket Town were brought back down to earth with bump on Saturday as they suffered a 6-2 home defeat against Woodbridge Town.

The visiting Woodpeckers made the trip to the Bloorie.com Stadium in positive goalscoring form for the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division clash, having found the net 22 times in their previous seven outings.

And they were once again at their clinical best at the weekend, scoring five goals without reply inside the opening 33 minutes to end the game as a contest.

Newmarket Town V Sudbury Town Michael Shinn Picture Mark Westley. (5743347)
Newmarket Town V Sudbury Town Michael Shinn Picture Mark Westley. (5743347)

It took Woodbridge just four minutes to break the deadlock as former Ipswich Town winger Carlos Edwards curled in a free-kick from outside the penalty area.

Newmarket then had an escape in the 20th minute when Ryan Keeble’s shot struck the post, but he was not to be denied six minutes later after he raced on to Liam Scope’s through ball and fired beyond the reach of home goalkeeper Alex Archer.

Three minutes later, the visitors extended their lead when Kelsey Trotter fired in before the same player made it 4-0 within 60 seconds.

That made it three goals scored in just four minutes and it got even better for Woodbridge in the 33rd minute as Keeble swept in his second of the game from Callum Sinclair’s right-wing cross.

The hosting Jockeys pulled back a couple of consolation goals in the second half via Sam Gomarsall and Shaun Avis – both assisted by player-boss Michael Shinn – but the final say went to Trotter, who completed his hat-trick 10 minutes from the final whistle.

Tenth-placed Newmarket will look to put that disappointment behind them on Saturday when they make the short trip down the A11 to take on a Thetford Town side that sit three places below them (3pm).

The Brecklanders go into the encounter without a Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division victory since the 5-0 win over Whitton United on November 3.

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