Captain TurncoatSean Gardiner
It was a tale of two halves, and when they say patience is a virtue, the case in part was to watch the match playing for the opposition in goal. [Ed - Sean guested for Newmarket between the sticks as they brought no 'keeper with them].
To give the side their dues it was a good performance considering most of the team had not played with each other and the back line was one you would never have expected [mostly forwards!]. But it did work.
The first half was a bit scrappy, but signs were there that there were goals in this one and Thomas Grove duly ticked that box with a tidy finish. The midfield and back line were starting to work together then half time.
What a difference a break makes. The passing was crisper, everyone was talking more and we were much more efficient in what we did. It was duly the case with a further four goals. I don't know who scored them as I was trying to save them, and was probably on the floor!
Give Newmarket their dues they were game, but youth and a better understanding of the game was the difference as well as working together as a team. Which is very pleasing. Newmarket will get better, they just need to be patient with the young ones.
Very enjoyable and in parts a great contest with youth and experience count for a lot.
Unselfishly guested for the opposition.