THIS emphatic league win looked like a clear statement of Newmarket's intention to win some silverware in 2013.
They are joint top of League 3B and every game they play is part-preparation for the final of the President's Cup, which they will contest over the next two months.
Newmarket led two-nil at half-time thanks to goals from Brendan Stacks and TJ Bodie, and Denis O'Riordan got the third early in the second half. Each of the goals took a deflection which wrong-footed the Los Zarcos keeper. After an unfortunate own goal, Shane Murphy got the goal of the afternoon with a well-hit free kick to make it 5-0. Bart Daly also did well when he controlled a clearance and rounded the keeper to get his side's sixth.
Both sides have further league action this weekend.
Watergrasshill 4 St John Boscos B 0 THIS County Cup win put Watergrasshill into the last 16 of the competition and was the perfect start to the new year. While keeper Gavin Cronin contributed a vital penalty save after twenty minutes, the performance had added pizzazz for Watergrasshill as four different players scored.
Gavin Daly netted the first after five minutes on a good layoff from Johnny Dorgan. Left midfielder Jacob Malewi ended a sweeping movement to score the second and, just two minutes into the second half, Johnny Dorgan scored the third. That goal effectively ended the contest. Substitute Peter Healy completed the rout when he lobbed the keeper with his first touch of the ball 15 minutes from full-time.
Watergrasshill have further cup action this weekend when they take on Innisvilla B in the second round of the Corinthian's Cup.
Coachford 4 Greenwood 1 THIS win keeps Coachford on top of the Premier League with full points from five games to date. They are the division's leading scores with an impressive 27 goals and a miserable three goals conceded. With this convincing win, they begin 2013 as the team to beat.
Alan Jeffers scored twice to give the home side a 2-0 half-time lead. An own goal extended the lead early in the second half, and Ivan Skillington volleyed home from close range to make it four-nil to Coachford. That was with 20 minutes on the clock. Greenwood got their only goal from the penalty spot with the last kick of the game.
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