Double success for March Town hockey club

March ladies hockey v Cambridge Nomads II. Picture: Steve Williams.

March ladies hockey v Cambridge Nomads II. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

March Town Ladies warmed up for tomorrow’s clash at East Women’s League 3NW(S) leaders Cambridge South with a 4-1 win over Cambridge Nomads II on Saturday.

After good work by Libby Wallis and Lauren Lakey, Bekki White’s deflected effort broke the deadlock.

Nomads levelled but, after great work from Amy Laws and Rachel Mottram, Charlotte Norman beat the keeper to put March back in front.

After the break, Georgia White fed Louise Minnis who lifted the ball in the top left of the net. Lakey scored the game’s last goal.

A hat-trick from Ben Wright helped March Town clinch a crushing 6-1 win at Norwich Dragons.

Ben Wright gave March the lead, smashing the ball into the roof of the net.

Adam Graham doubled the lead with a fantastic reverse stick strike. Graham scored his second and March’s third, beating a couple of defenders before rounding the keeper to slot home.

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Norwich responded with a breakaway goal just before half time.

Ben Wright added his second of the game to make it 4-1 with a well worked goal and completed his hat trick with a drag flick. There was still time for March to bag a sixth through Matty Wallis.

Long Sutton Ladies fell behind but bounced back to win 4-2 against Cambridge Nomads.

Leanne Woodhead scored after being fed by Robyn Gribble, Louise Southgate bagged the second after sweeping the ball into the goal, Woodhead scored her second with an assist from Lisa Baker and Emma Howell slotted home to make it four.

Poor defending cost Long Sutton as they lost 3-1 to Havering. Will Cook grabbed a consolation goal.