Hockey round-up: Mixed weekend for March, Wisbech and Long Sutton’s sides

WISBECH Town men’s first team enjoyed a perfect start to their Premier B season winning 3-1 at Harpenden.

Goals from Brad Apted and Sam Markille helped Wisbech take a 2-1 lead into the break before Apted netted his second to put the game beyond doubt.

Matthew Levanda was Wisbech’s man of the match.

• A YOUNG and much-changed Wisbech men’s III were handed an 8-1 drubbing at home by City of Peterborough IV.

Missing a host of senior players new captain Simon Freear’s charges struggled despite man of the match John Mallett’s fine display. Timothy Atkins scored Wisbech’s goal.

Elsewhere in men’s Division Three North-West Wisbech II lost 6-5 at Rutland II.

• MARCH Town men’s II conceded a last minute equaliser to draw 4-4 at City of Peterborough.

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Gary Howsam (2), Nick King and Dan Shirley bagged March’s goals in a thrilling match where they were sponsored by the town’s Stotts Fish Restaurant. Matt Lynn was March’s man of the match.

• WISBECH ladies’ first team picked up their first point of the season with a battling 0-0 draw at Ipswich II.

Steph Hanlon was Wisbech’s player of the match.

• A BRACE from Laura Overland and goals from Alice Wong and Joey Gomm helped Wisbech ladies’ II pick up a 4-2 away win at Cambridge South.

Alice Murray was Wisbech’s player of the match.

• DESPITE ‘keeper Adam Forder making a fine string of saves Wisbech men’s IV lost 4-1 to Spalding III.

Pete Shippey pulled Wisbech level before the break but Spalding clinched the win with a dominant second-half display.

• WISBECH ladies’ III kept their first clean sheet of the campaign as they beat Rutland II 3-0.

Kimberley Stimpson (2) and Jade Long bagged Wisbech’s goals.

• NICK Ellis grabbed a consolation for Long Sutton men’s first team as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Colchester.

• ‘KEEPER James Cliff pulled off an amazing penalty flick save to help Long Sutton men’s II draw 1-1 with City of Peterborough VI.

Nick Bailey’s equaliser earned Sutton a well-deserved point.

• LONG Sutton men’s IV took the lead through captain Matt King before slipping to a 3-1 defeat against Alford II.

• LEANNE Woodhead’s equaliser helped Long Sutton ladies’ first team grab a share of the points with Sudbury II.

• BEN Wright and James Fountain’s goals failed to prevent March men’s III losing 3-2 at home to Cambridge City.

• MARCH chairman Neil Liversedge helped umpire a hastily-arranged friendly between the club’s ladies’ side and City of Peterborough IV.

Liversedge and Francis Gaimster officiated a sporting encounter which March lost 3-2. Player of the match Emily Woods and Cath Fryett scored March’s goals.

• For more on March Town Hockey Club’s men’s first team - who made history on Saturday - see Friday’s paper or visit the Cambs Times website.

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