Chairman Liversedge hails ‘best’ March Town Hockey Club performance in 15 years

PROUD hockey chairman Neil Liversedge described March Town men’s first team’s 6-2 thrashing of Broxbourne as the club’s best performance in 15 years.

A brace from Ash Welland and goals from Scott Welcher, Grant Gilmour, David Hodson and Ed Batt helped March to a historic win over highly-rated Broxbourne on Saturday.

It was the club’s first victory at their men’s highest-ever level - Division One - and maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Liversedge, in his second stint as the club’s chairman, said: “I’m enormously proud and it was one of our finest hours for a number of reasons. “We were absolutely superb and the style of play the guys are using right now is a joy to watch. Baring in mind the temperature on Saturday, the quality and fast-paced skills our players showed were fantastic.

“The standard doesn’t get much better than what we showed in the first 25 minutes - it was the best performance I’ve seen from a March team in the last 15 years.”

Having seen his fair share of ups and downs in almost 30 years of being associated with the club, Liversedge admitted he is relishing the club’s recent success.

March will also relaunch its junior section, for 11-16 year olds, later this year.

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Liversedge said: “As a club we’ve still got things to work on - like our ladies’ section - but we’re getting there.

“There’s still a lot of friendship between us and Wisbech - who are a tremendously great club - but we’ve always been their little brother. It’s nice to see that the gap is being shortened now.

“I hope our men are inspiring other players at the club because they’re really doing March proud. It’s an exciting time for sport in the town.”

March’s history-making men travel to King’s Lynn-based Pelicans in the league tomorrow.