HOCKEY: Opening day success comes complete with a Matt finish for March Town 1sts

PUBLISHED: 21:30 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 21:30 26 September 2018

Action from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTER

Action from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTER

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March Town 1sts enjoyed a successful start to the new East Men's League season last Saturday.

Action from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTERAction from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTER

The Fenland side triumphed 4-3 against Cambridge University 3rds in their Division Three North-West opener with Matt Wallis grabbing a late winner.

Goals from Ben Wright and Rob Mitchell gave them a 2-1 lead at half-time which was extended by a Cameron Williams strike.

The University side then clawed their way level before Wallis settled the contest when finish a short corner routine with a couple of minutes to go.

March Town 2nds also got off to a winning start. They beat Cambridge South 4ths 1-0 in Division Five North-West.

Action from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTERAction from March Town 1sts season-opening victory against Cambridge University 3rds. Picture: IAN CARTER

But the club missed out on a hat-trick of victories as their ladies team were beaten 5-2 by Royston 1sts in Division Three North-West of the East Women’s League.

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