Hockey round-up: Betts’ hat-trick helps March firsts to crushing victory

RUTHLESS finishing from hat-trick hero Jody Betts helped March’s first team to an emphatic 5-0 win over Ipswich East Suffolk on Saturday.

Elsewhere, March II secured their first point of the season with a draw at Horncastle and the ladies recorded a battling 2-1 victory.

East Men’s League

Division Two North

March Town 5 Ipswich East Suffolk 0

A ruthless hat-trick from Jody Betts helped March cruise to a comfortable victory against Ipswich East Suffolk. Ash Welland and Jacob Fraser also found the net in a win which lifts March into the top four.

East Men’s League

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Division Three North-West

Horncastle 2 March II 2

March stunned Horncastle by coming back from 2-0 down to secure their first point of the season. Second half strikes from Charlie Saunders and Jamie Sandford earned the visitors a welcome first point and ended their miserable run of six consecutive defeats.

East Men’s League

Division Five North-West

March III 2 Newmarket 4

March threw away a two goal half time lead to suffer defeat against unbeaten table-toppers Newmarket. Two goals from Charlie Boughton were not enough to stop the visitors, who struck four times in the second half to leave March empty-handed.

Cambridgeshire Ladies League

March 2 Rutland II 1

Lauren Stockdale marked her return from injury with a fine solo goal to set March on the way to a fine victory. Rutland equalised early in the second half to set up a nervous finish with both teams pushing for a winner. But it was March who had the final say when Suzanna Thomas swept home a Hannah Odlin cross. Player of the match was Emily Woods.

Other result

East Men’s League

Division Six North-West (S)

Rutland IV 0 March Town IV 3

(Game was conceded after Rutland were unable to field a team)