Hockey round-up: All but one of March’s sides win but thirds get thumped 13-1 at Newmarket

IT was a good weekend for all but one of March’s hockey sides as every team won apart from the thirds who got thumped 13-1 at Newmarket.

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Two North

Ipswich-East Suffolk 2 March 4

March’s title charge continued with a brace from centre-back and man of the match Ed Batt in a see-saw encounter. Mark Patrick and Ashley Welland scored the side’s other goals. March host already relegated Spalding at Neale-Wade tomorrow with just two points separating the top three sides. Push-back: 2.30pm

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Five North-West

Newmarket 13 March III 1

March were given a harsh lesson at table-topping Newmarket with Simon Laws’ goal offering scant consolation for a side who also lost Dan Shirley to a suspected broken thumb.

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East Men’s Hockey League - Division Three North-West

March II 5 Horncastle 0

Cambridgeshire Ladies League - Division Two

Rutland II 0 March 2