Hockey round-up: Leaders stop March
PUBLISHED: 11:22 10 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010
East Men s League Division Two North Cambs Nomads I 5 March I 0 MARCH found the going tough against the unbeaten league leaders and despite good work from John Leach, James Mansfield, Richard Kitson and Neil Liversedge, the home side scored four in the
East Men's League
Division Two North
Cambs Nomads I 5 March I 0
MARCH found the going tough against the unbeaten league leaders and despite good work from John Leach, James Mansfield, Richard Kitson and Neil Liversedge, the home side scored four in the first half.
The visitors upped their work rate in the second half and limited Nomads to a fifth goal 15 minutes from time.
Division Four North West
Wisbech III 1 March II 4
MARCH were quickly out of the blocks and created several chances but the first half remained goalless.
However, the visitors were soon 2-0 up in the second half following a well taken brace from skipper Charlie Bester.
In a superb display of hockey, March extended their lead with a third from Paul Wing and a hat-trick strike from Bester, who has now scored 22 league goals this season.
Wisbech scored a consolation penalty stroke but the victory went to March, whose player of the match was Ben Wright.
March III 4 Bourne III 3
MARCH leap-frogged Bourne at the bottom of the league thanks to their second consecutive win.
The home side had to dig deep after they went 2-0 down within 15 minutes and a superb team performance was rewarded with Ashley Welland's double before half time.
Bourne regained the lead early in the second half but once again, March roared back and James Fountain levelled the scores before Andy Bull hit a dramatic winner with less than five minutes remaining.
Division Seven North West
March V 4 Ely City IV 0
MARCH looked a far better team than they did against Peterborough last week and they didn't have to wait long for the opening goal.
Brothers Lewis and Jordan Hilliard combined before father, Bill, produced the finishing touch to put March ahead.
The home side, were 2-0 up at half time when Ross Ambler calmly
slotted home for his first ever league goal.
March continued to attack in the second half and Bill Hilliard scored his second before Simon Laws wrapped up the scoring.
Newcomers Ross Ambler and Chris White put in particularly impressive performances.
Cambs Ladies League Division Two
Saffron Walden III 6 March ladies III 0
MARCH were forced to field an under-strength side against high-flying Saffron Walden and they were made to pay.
The visitors, went a goal behind after just two minutes and another three goals from the home side put March
4-0 down at the break.
Two more quick goals in the second half put Saffron Walden in control and although March improved, they were unable to find the back of the net.