Hockey round-up: Table-topping firsts beaten in disappointing weekend for March

THE table-topping first team crashed to a 2-1 defeat against title rivals Norwich in a disappointing weekend for March’s hockey sides.

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

March Town III 3 City of Peterborough VII 0

MARCH got off to the perfect start against Peterborough when Ben Wright’s reverse-stick shot hit the back of the net to give the home side a deserved lead.

Brian Fox doubled their advantage soon afterwards and March survived a sustained period of pressure to preserve their lead until half time.

The defence continued to stand firm after the break with a flurry of Peterborough penalty corners cleared.

As the visitors pushed forward March were able to capitalise on holes at the back and a counter attack saw Fox bag his second to secure a commanding victory. The thirds are away to Cambridge South tomorrow.

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East Men’s Hockey League - Division Two North

March Town 1 Norwich City II 2

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

City of Peterborough IV 3 March Town II 2

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

City of Peterborough VIII 4 March Town IV 3