The team for the League Cup (1st Leg) v Fulbourn Bluebirds:
Kate Bunch, Mel Talbot, Carol Le Roy, Lizzie Quigley, Michela Mayes, Lauren English, Shellie Burke, Joanne Turner, Chloe
Hall, Kerry Murray, Rosey Turner. We had no subs.
The score was 3 - 2 to Town
The scorers: Loz 4 mins and 25 mins. Chloe 52 mins.
Newmarket Town Ladies were away to Fulbourn Bluebirds in the first leg of the League Cup. Town were struggling for players
due to illness and injuries but managed to field 11. The game started well for Town with a near post header from
a corner courtesy of Lauren English after only 4 minutes. Town continued to dominate the midfield but with no real penetration
near goal until a long range effort from Lauren English halfway through the half, made it 2 nil to Town. Fulbourn
responded shortly after to make it 2 1 at half time. The second half drifted along with no real enthusiasm from the
Town players and only a good individual effort from Chloe Hall gave Town a 3 1 lead. The Town keeper, Kate Bunch, was
called upon to make some good saves and keep Town in the game. Bluebirds fought hard and got a deserved second goal
after 86 minutes to make the last few minutes of the game nervous for Town.
This was a game to forget and was the poorest performance by Town this season, although we won the game the spark for
the team was definitely missing. We look forward to the second leg next week and hope that this performance was a one
Game v Cam Rgrs
Team: Claire, Joanna, Carol, Lizzie, Annie, Loz, Chloe, Sarah (Peck), 45 Shellie, Rosey,
Junior. Subs:Kate, Mel.
Score 4 - 0 to Town
Scorers: Junior 21 mins, Shellie 52mins, Chloe 53 mins, Rosey 61 mins.
Player of the match: Lizze
Newmarket Town Ladies were a little apprehensive for the visit of Cambridge Rangers to the Town ground on sunday following
Rangers excellent win against Yaxley the previous week. The fears were unfounded as Town started strong and could have
scored a couple of times within the first 10 minutes.The game then settled down and was mainly fought in midfield. After
21 minutes Town opened the scoring thanks to Kerry Murray, this was followed by several other chances that were well saved
by the Rangers keeper. Just before half time Rangers had a goal disallowed through offside. After the break Town
started to show their superior quality and the town keeper was little more than a spectator for most of the time, thanks mostly
to good defending from Town's defence. After 52 minutes Town found the net again thanks to Shellie Burke who managed
to score direct from the corner!. This was followed very quickly by a strike from Chloe Hall making it 3. The
best goal was left to last and followed a combination of good passing and movement with Rosey Turner slotting the ball pass
the Rangers keeper. The game finished 4 - 0. This was a good result for both Town and the League as this year no team is running
away with the League, as in previous years, as all teams have suffered defeats.
Todays team at Yaxley:
Kate Bunch (new keeper), Leanne, Lizzie, Carol, Mel, Annie, Loz, Rosey, Joanne, Junior , Chloe
Subs Michaela (on at half time for Annie) Shellie ( on after 55 mins for Leanne)
Score 5 - 1 to Yaxley goalscorer Loz, player of the match Mel.
Newmarket Town Ladies travelled to play the newcomers to the League, Yaxley. It was a bright hot sunny day
that wouldn't have been out of place in July let alone October. The game got under way and soon the Town defenders were having
to work hard as the stronger Yaxley players showed their superior quality and it wasn't long before Yaxley scored and after
only 20 mins Town were 3 - 0 down. Town began to settle down and started playing the ball around and began moving forward
with purpose although no real efforts on goal were made. At least Town had belief in their play and were an even match
for Yaxley and the game remained 3 - 0 at half time.
The second half started very similar to the first with Town not defending properly and soon 2 more goals were added by
Yaxley and the score was now 5 - 0 after 55 mins. At this point a sub was made with Shellie Burke replacing Leanne Parr
and Town going 3 at the back. This seemed to give the Town players belief again and we started to pressurise the Yaxley
goal and at the same time keeping the defence tight. Town gained reward for their increased pressure when Chloe Hall
was fouled on the edge of the penalty area, up steps Lauren English, displaying her new boots, and rifles the ball into the
roof of the net giving Town a goal that was deserved. The game finished Yaxley 5 Town 1.
Team Rosey, Leanne, Carol, Lizzie, Joanne, Annie, Loz, Sophie, Zoe, Chloe, Junior
Subs: Michela (for Sophie 60 mins), Mel ( for Leanne 70 mins), Shellie (for Zoe 80 mins).
Goalscorers: Zoe 2 mins, Loz 10 & 43 mins, Chloe 29 & 79 mins, Annie 31 mins, Junior 83
Another warm and pleasant sunday afternoon saw Newmarket Town Ladies entertained Milton Ladies at the town ground
with Town Ladies winning 7 - 3. The game started very well for town with an early strike coming from an unusual source,
Zoe Middleton, who scored her first goal for the club in 3 years. This settled Town down and they continued to dominate the
game playing some good football with further goals coming from Lauren English x 2, Chloe Hall and Annie Sinadinou.
This meant at half time the score was 5 - 0 to Town.
The second half was a much different affair than the first with an injury to a Milton player stopping play for a lengthy
period just after the start of the half. It seems that Town decided to go to sleep and soon Milton were playing some good
football and after some poor defending Milton scored. This spurred on Milton and 5 minutes later they scored another goal
courtesy of an own goal by Leanne Parr and 5 mins later a goalkeeping error gave Milton their third. By now the Town manager
was starting to get worried and following a couple of substitutions Town began to settle and started playing the football
they had shown in the first half. This brought rewards for Town with a further 2 goals by Chloe Hall and Kerry Murray
and the game was now safe. Town also welcomed back one of our more seasoned players, Shellie Burke, who has been injured
for the last couple of months. Shellie managed to play 10 minutes without any scares and will now slowly work herself
back into the team. This was definitely a game of 2 halves for Town and hopefully the consitentcy will return and allow
the manager to have a keep his health and sanity!!
Result Town lost 5 - 0
The team: Claire( her last game), Leanne, Carol, Zoe, Mel, Annie, Lizzie, Loz, Joanne, Chloe, Rosey:
Subs: Junior (shes back!!),Sophie Brocklesby, Mikela.
Subs on: 45 mins Sophie for Mel, 55 mins Mikela for Joanna, 65 mins Junior for Leanne.
Player of the match Carol.
Town Ladies travelled to play Long Rd College at Cambridge with a little nervousness following the Colleges convincing
13 nil win over Milton the previous week.It would be a good test for Town in their rebuilding process. Sadly the game
couldn't have got of to a worse start with town conceding in the first 2 mins following a long range shot from the College
team. This seem to have the effect of calming Towns nerves and although the game was dominated by the College, Town defended
superbly to deny the College any further goals until the 34th minute when a high ball, with vicious spin on, deceived the
Town goalie, Claire Knock, and managed to spin back over her head into the goal. During the first half Town only had a few
flurries into the college penalty area, with the College keeper not really being tested. At the start of the second
half, Towns manager, Sam Samuels, made a tactical change bringing on Sophie Brocklesby to strengthen the midfield, at the
expense of Mel Talbot. This seemed to improve things for Town and the game became much more evenly matched.
The College scored a lucky third goal,the result of a ricochet following a clearance from Town defender Zoe Middleton. Follwing
2 more substitutions by Town caution was thrown to the wind and Town played a 3 - 4 -3 formation resulting in much more
attacking football for Town sadly this left the defence exposed and the college went on to score 2 more goals with the final
score College 5 Town 0. Overall the game was hard fought and entertaining and didn't accurately reflect the final score
with Town deserving some reward for its endevours. Long road have a very good team and will be extremely hard to beat
during this season.
Although Town lost 1st friendley of season it was a very good match
and all team played very well! towns goal came from Becky and what a goal!!!:-)
2008/09 Fixtues now out!!:-)
see schedule for details
Sunday 7th Sept
The new season has arrived and Town Ladies start their new campaign under a new manager and coach, Sam Samuels and Kevin
Knock respectively. The team also has a new look about it with over half of the team being new players, some playing competitive
football for the first time. Our first outing was to Haddenham and with such a new team, and only 11 players, we didn't really
know how we were going to perform. Our main aim was just to enjoy the game and build a new team. The ladies didn't let themselves
down as we came away with a resounding 5 - 0 win against a good Haddenham team.
The game started a little scrappy but
after only 9 mins the nerves were settled and Town opened the scoring with a well taken goal by new lady Chloe Shields. The
game settled down and both teams had chances but it wasn't until the 45th min that Town added a second goal, scored by Rosey
Turner. A welcome break at half time was enjoyed by all players and we all looked forward to a good 2nd half. Town continued
to push forward and the speed of Anastasia (Annie) Sinadinou, another new recruit, down the right flank was too much for the
Haddenham defence and a successful cross found Sarah who duly slotted the ball into the net to make the score 3 - 0. Two minutes
later a repeat performance by Annie and this time Rosey Turner duly obliged to make it 4 - 0. The game was wrapped up in the
77th minute with a well deserved goal by Annie Sinadinou who was rightly given the player of the match award for Town.
score could have been a lot more as both teams missed good oppurtunities. but good play by Lauren English in midfield, Carol
Le Roy in defence and GK Claire Knock ensured that Town kept a clean sheet.
Overall an excellent result for Town and
hopefully we will continue the winning ways when we meet Isleham at the Town ground next Sunday.
For any ladies out
there we are still looking for 2 players to strenghten a squad which will loose players this month as 3 of our ladies go off
Sunday 14th Sept
Newmarket Town Ladies 2nd match of the season was our first home game against Isleham. For this
game Town managed to find 12 players and so had the luxury of a sub. The game started well with both teams trying to settle
down on what was a hot sunny afternoon. The game was battled out in the midfield area with neither team troubling the oppositions
goalkeeper very often.
Isleham scored after 21 mins with what was one of only a few efforts on goal.
was well taken with a shot to the corner from the edge of the penalty box. The game never really settled down and remained
a scrappy affair until the 45 min when Rebekah Finch scored from a very tight angle putting the ball into the roof of the
net, to make the score 1 - 1.
At half time Town decided to make a substitution and move some of the players to different
positions. This changed the game and for long periods during the 2nd half the ball remained in the Isleham half and the town
goalkeeper became a mere spectator.
Town had 3 clear cut chances, 2 falling to Rebekah Finch and a header to Annie
Sinadinou, all of which were very well saved by the Isleham keeper. Continued pressure, including numerous corners, couldn't
break down the Isleham defence who were a credit to their team and the game finished 1 - 1.
Praise has to go to Isleham
Goalkeeper who had a fanfastic game who made some very excellent saves at close range which kept her team in the game, Isleham
can go away knowing that they have a very strong defence and should build on this.