Captain Turncoat

Sean 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.

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Jim Hall
Player of the Match

Runs in midfield and unselfish passes (also see Tom)

Tom South
Player of the Match

Runs in midfield and unselfish passes (also see Jim)

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Sean Gardiner
Player of the Match

Unselfishly guested for the opposition.

Simon Ta
Lemon of the Match

Not quite as unselfish with the ball...