Hockey round-up: March thirds crash to defeat while table-topping firsts net thumping victory

IN a mixed weekend for March’s hockey teams, the thirds crashed to defeat against Alford while the firsts maintained top spot with a crushing 8-1 victory.

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

March III 3 Alford 7

MARCH started brightly and opened the scoring through Ben Wright but the home side soon found themselves on the back foot, with Alford netting three quick goals.

Dan Shirley pulled one back just before half time and, after Alford had scored their fourth, Shirley struck again to make it 4-3.

Sustained Alford pressure saw three more goals conceded by March, who were thankful for man of the match Scott Bamford for keeping the score down.

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Six North-West (S)

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March IV 2 St Ives IV 4

DESPITE playing some decent hockey, a young March side found themselves three down at half time.

Toby Odlin pulled one back before Ives netted their fourth. David Woods scored a deserved second for March, who were brave in defeat.

Other results:

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Two North

Cambridge City III 1 March 8

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

St Neots 2 March II 2

Cambridgeshire Ladies League - Division Two

Spalding II 4 March 1