Author: Kevin Parsons

National Non League Day and Youth Day

Last Saturday to celebrate National Non League Day we also celebrated our own Youth set up at the club. Inviting all youth teams along including players, coaches and managers, to watch the game, take part in a half time photo and have the opportunity to be drawn out of the hat to be one of eleven mascots on the day.

With over 400 attending the game with Histon on the day it was a great turnout made even better by the 4-0 victory.

A big thanks to everyone organising and taking part on the day it was a huge success.

Here are some of the photos taken from the day

U18’s Coach Wanted

Newmarket Town U18’s are looking for a coach to join the management team.

The side train on a Monday and play in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division with games midweek.

The club are looking for an enthusiastic coach to join as part of the team to help with training sessions and on matchdays

We would be looking for someone with at least an FA Level 2 in coaching or working towards it.

The coach would also need to have an up to date DBS certificate.

For anyone interested please contact Kevin Parsons by email on

Ollie Snaith Departs

It is with pride but sadness that Ollie Snaith has left the club to join Needham Market. A player who joined the club when his family returned to Newmarket as an U16 player and has progressed through our U18’s to become a key player in our first team at only 19 years of age. He was last years Players Player of the season and most consistent and this season has been standing out in recent weeks again for us and saw interest not only from Needham Market but other local clubs too. A box to box midfielder who has grown with the team over the past few seasons since making his debut as a 16 year old and has gone on to make 122 first team appearances scoring 12 goals. Although a huge loss to the team we wish Ollie all the best in the future and no doubt he will make an impact at that level for Needham Market.

Whilst Ollie has moved on we have signed two players, Luke Seaber-Shinn has joined us from Histon, the former Histon Godmanchester Rovers player who can play down the left side is a welcome addition to the squad and made his debut in last night’s Suffolk Cup win. Our other signing is James Seymour, a player we have had our eye on for a couple of seasons now and the former Ely City captain will give us some added experience to the squad, a key player for Ely over the last few years he is combative and able to play in midfield or defence and an excellent addition to the squad

Tonight’s Derby Match

Tonight we make the short trip up the A11 to Mildenhall Town FC for our derby return match.

The first match at The Ridgeon’s Stadium saw us take the lead heading in 1-0 up at half time before a total turn around in the second half saw us capitulate and defeated 3-1.

But onto tonight’s match and a couple of changes from the first game with Steve Holder having left for Stowmarket Town last week and captain Adam Dalby out for what unfortunately looks like a long term injury. But we do have Matty Hayden back in the squad for the first time since his first game of the season leg fracture.

Our last game saw us beat Saffron Walden 4-1 and no doubt if we take that performance into the game tonight we will be troubling the league leaders