Charlie leaves his Bester until late

PUBLISHED: 14:52 06 October 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010

Charlie Bester’s late equaliser from a penalty corner gave March II a valuable point

Charlie Bester's late equaliser from a penalty corner gave March II a valuable point

MARCH Hockey Club s first team remain unbeaten in East Men s League Division Two North A after Saturday s good 2-2 draw at Cambridge University. The first period belonged to the home side, and by half time University were 2-0 up. However, the visitors, sp

MARCH Hockey Club's first team remain unbeaten in East Men's League Division Two North A after Saturday's good 2-2 draw at Cambridge University.

The first period belonged to the home side, and by half time University were 2-0 up. However, the visitors, sponsored by Bar 23, battled back and a double strike from player of the match Jody Betts, together with a dramatic goal-line clearance from Ben Wright in the final minute, gave March a well-deserved point.

A late equaliser from Charlie Bester gave March II a point in their Division Three North West match at home to Deeping I.

In an end-to-end first half, March twice came back from behind and goals from Scott Welcher and Josh Birt put them on level terms at the break.

Charlie Bester's strike put the home side ahead in the second half before Deeping hit back with two of their own. However, Bester's second from a penalty corner in the final minutes earned March a 4-4 draw and a point. Keeper Gary Sandford was named player of the match.

March III struggled in the second half of their 5-2 defeat at Cambridge Nomads in Division Five North West.

Chris Peckett's goal put March on level terms at the break, but the home team stepped up in the second half. Four goals gave Nomads a comfortable win and Ashley Welland's strike proved to be no more than a consolation.

A good first half performance from Peterborough gave them a commanding 4-0 half time lead at March Ladies II in their Cambs Ladies Premier Division match.

March, sponsored by Mondi Packaging UK Ltd, hit back with two goals from Alix Ingram and Rachel Wright but Peterborough's fifth secured the points.

A young March Ladies II team, sponsored by The New Kashmir Balti House, matched their opponents from Peterborough in a goalless first half in Division Two but the home side scored twice in the second half to take the points.

Lorna Larham and Angie Rodger were voted joint players of the match.

In the weekend's friendly matches, honours were even in March IV's 2-2 draw at Ely III on Saturday.

It was an encouraging performance from March, sponsored by Hackett Windle, who twice took the lead thanks to goals from Andrew Wright and Toby Sutton.

Hat-tricks from Matt Wallis and Jacob Fraser, together with a brace from player of the match Daniel Woods, gave March V a convincing 8-0 home win against rivals Wisbech V.

And it was another goal-fest in the friendly between March Ladies I and Haverhill Ladies. The home side, sponsored by Brandon Bolt Company, pushed their opponents all the way thanks to a hat-trick from skipper Lauren Oakman and goals from Nikki Wright and Tracy Liversedge.

However, Haverhill held on to win 6-5.

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