Hockey round-up: Goal-machine Fountain helps March thump Wisbech in Fenland derby

GOAL-MACHINE James Fountain smashed four goals as March Town men’s third team enjoyed a thumping 7-3 derby win over Wisbech IV at the weekend.

Fountain opened the scoring inside two minutes as Wisbech struggled to keep up with free-flowing March.

Ben Wright doubled his side’s advantage just two minutes later with both team’s ‘keepers making fine saves to leave the score at 2-0 at half time.

Fountain started the second half in the same vein completing his third hat-trick of the season before Wright bagged two more to notch his first-ever treble for March.

Wisbech pulled three goals back in the closing stages but Fountain had the last laugh by bagging his fourth to complete the rout.

• DAVID Hazelgrave smashed a hat-trick as March men’s first team continued their fine start to life in Division One by trouncing Ipswich II 7-3.

Ash Welland, Matt Wallis, Rob Mitchell and Grant Gilmour also found the scoresheet for March.

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• DEBUTANT David Woods shone for March men’s II but was unable to prevent his side from slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Spalding II. Gary Howsam scored for March.

• CHAIRMAN Neil Liversedge scored as March men’s IV put in a promising display against City of Peterborough VIII despite losing 3-1.

• MARCH ladies lost 2-1 at home to St Ives III.