Another pre season victory for the U18 squad in a tight game that could have gone either way.
The game started with Newmarket on the front foot and some good play down the right and a great cross from Tetlow saw left back Lomas on the end of it at the back post to side foot home and make it 1-0 after only 3 mins.
The Hadleigh equaliser however came under 10 mins later when some good interchange and quick passing saw our defence split and a tidy finish from Hadleigh to make it 1-1.
Half time and it was all square at 1-1 in a very entertaining end to end game where both sides had not taken their chances.
The second half saw Newmarket playing at a much quicker tempo, moving the ball well and creating more chances and a couple of goal mouth scrambles that were kept out and cleared away by Hadleigh should have seen the jockeys take the lead, it was however in the 83rd minute when the breakthrough come. Starting from the right back Martin who played the ball down the line to Hayde, he then picked out Horncastle inside who then split the Hadleigh Central defence with a great pass to play in Cummins, Jack composed slotted the ball away into the bottom corner to make it 2-1.
In the final few minutes on the counter attack Hadleigh were stopped from getting an equaliser by a superb defending tackle from Anwar who just got a toe to the ball to stop it going into the net.
The game finished 2-1 and another pleasing performance from a squad still getting to know each other and playing some very good football.
Starting XI; Froud, Cummins, Lomas, James, Peters, Kent, Tetlow, Catley, Stokes, Horncastle, Drain.
Subs; Martin, Anwar, Hayde
|August 2, 2017||7:45 pm||2017/18|
|The Ridgeons Stadium at Cricket Field Road|
|2 Cricket Field Rd, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8BT|