Saturday 11th January
Happy New Year!
The ladies 1's start back next week with a rearranged fixture, whilst the rest of the senior sides were back for their first fixtures of 2020.
Last weekend the juniors were back at training, the U12 boys played in a tournament on Sunday winning 2 matches, drawing one and losing one, showing some great movement of the ball and scoring some great team goals. Well done boys!
Ladies 2s v Manning
After a long Christmas break Newark ladies gathered for their first game of 2020 steal their first win of the season from Manning. After a smashing first 10 minutes, Newark had really put the pressure on Manning but were unfortunate in the attacking D with several shots on goal saved by the goalie or going wide of the posts.
The Newark defence kept strong as Manning applied the pressure; pushing the ball wide to the wings keeping the ball in the attacking half. Unfortunately for midfielder Sophie Chambers, some disruptive play in the centre resulted in a green card and Newark were down to 10 players.
Newark fought back and the game seemed even with breaks coming from both sides, but at half time the score line remained 0-0.
Newark were straight off the half way line and put immediate pressure on the Manning defence with centre forward Mel Woods weaving the ball past the defence to have a one on one with the Manning GK but she did not manage to convert. The well-drilled and experience Manning attackers moved the ball back into Newark’s half and gained a number of penalty corners which the defence managed well but after several shots on goal Manning’s persistence payed off and they slipped the ball around GK Lily to go 1-0 up.
In the last 6 minutes, Susan Tate took a ball to the head when defencing a Manning 16-yard hit, but hardy Tate was back on the pitch after a few minutes rest, eager for Newark to get on the score sheet.
Youngsters Bea Smith and Zara Littlewood used their speed up front winning a short corner for Newark in the final ten minutes, but the Newark side failed to score, and it was a disappointing 1-0 loss for the side.
Player was Mel Woods
Daisy went to Sophie Chambers for her outbursts on the pitch.
Ladies 3s v West Bridgford 2s
A well fought match with some encouraging play. Newark had their changes but were unucky with the final score not truly reflecting the game. Final score was a 6-0 to WB.
Players of the match – Polly Richards and Hannah Bond
Ladies 4s vs Arnold
With Arnold playing with the bare 7 players, Newark’s chances of a win looked almost certain but a lack of confidence on the ball made for a scrappy first half with Newark just 1-0 up at half time.
In the second half, the team pulled together and scored two fantastic goals from penalty corners. The home side had several chances in front of the goal but Arnold packed the D with defenders and a strong goalkeeper kept the score to 3-0.
Mens 1s v Barton 2s
The match started well for Newark who gained an early lead, but the side became frustrated as Barton fought back and the Newark side went 3-2 down in the second half. In the final ten minutes of the second half, the unbeaten Newark composed themselves, began working together as a team and scored three goals in quick succession to take the win.
Final score- 6-3.
Goals from Ben Eagles, Ian Ferraby, Ryan Foster and Harry.
MOM David Edward.
Men’s 2 s v Derby 2s
Men’s 3s v Boots 7s
Lost 2-3 battling hard in a high paced game with an unfortunate result.
MOM Willis Gent
Sunday 12th January
Mens 1s vs Loughborough Students 5s
It was a tough game for Newark after Saturday’s 6-3 win. The Newark side had the bare 11 players against a student squad of 16. Newark conceded an early goal to the student side, but play was relatively even in the first half with chances for both teams.
In the second half, Newark used the half court press to their advantage and managed to score an impressive four goals.
The winning streak continues for the top of the league side.
Coach Glynn Willis summed up the performance: "A great TEAM performance. Everyone put a shift in."
Scorers - Sam Smith, Alex Davies, Ryan Foster and Harry
M.O.M. Alex Davies