Hockey round-up: more misery for relegated March Town 1sts and Wisbech Ladies 1sts edge towards title

March 1sts try to keep out a Cambridge City 3rds attempt on goal in their 8-2 defeat last Saturday.

March 1sts try to keep out a Cambridge City 3rds attempt on goal in their 8-2 defeat last Saturday. - Credit: Archant

March Town Hockey Club’s men’s 1sts games have become known for goals, entertainment and drama in the East League Division One.

Unfortunately for March, the majority of the goals in their fixtures have gone against them, and have caused the yellows to drop out of the division after only two wins all season.

Their misery was compounded last weekend by Cambridge City 3rds, who produced a dominant display to ease to an 8-2 win.

March’s last league win came back in November, and they will hope to end the season on a high against Bourne Deepings 1sts on Saturday.

March’s 2nds, however, have given the club something to smile about this season, following a solid campaign in Division Five North-West.

Despite falling agonisingly short in the race for promotion, March 2nds have produced some excellent hockey, which was evident in a 9-2 triumph over Cambridge City 6ths last weekend.

March Town Ladies were also in action last weekend, but their opponents - Leadenham 1sts - proved too skilful and edged them 2-1.

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Leadenham took the lead in the second period after a deflection from a March defender.

The hosts responded well and netted an equaliser through Carly Stevenson.

March searched for the winner, but Leadenham spoiled their final home game of the season by snatching the winner, leaving March set to finish their campaign in 11th in Division Three North-West.

Wisbech Town men’s 1sts seem set for a mid-table finish this season, and their recent dip in form continued last weekend after they lost out in a 4-2 thriller with Felixstowe 1sts.

Wisbech 2nds were also on the end of a defeat, losing 3-0 to Bourne Deeping 2nds in Division Three North-West.

The Reds’ 3rds also lost by three goals, going down 4-1 at the hands of Cambridge City 5ths, and Wisbech 4ths were hammered 6-0 by Bourne Deeping 4ths.

Wisbech Ladies had a much more successful weekend, with their 1sts smashing eight goals past Letchworth 1sts.

Their 8-0 success means that they will clinch the Division Four North-West (North) title if they can beat Blueharts Ladies 1sts on Saturday.

And finally, a 5-0 win over Lindum 2nds gives Wisbech 2nds a real chance of survival in Division Two North.

The 2nds need a win against league leaders St Ives 1sts on Saturday afternoon to stay up.