March off to a great start

PUBLISHED: 15:59 28 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:04 28 May 2010

Saints II 5 March I 6 MARCH got off to a great start against Saints and goals from Adam Graham and Josh Birt put the visitors 2-0 up inside 10 minutes. But March took their foot off the pedal and Saints reduced the arrears just before half-time. C

Saints II 5 March I 6

MARCH got off to a great start against Saints and goals from Adam Graham and Josh Birt put the visitors 2-0 up inside 10 minutes.

But March took their foot off the pedal and Saints reduced the arrears just before half-time.

Charlie Bester restored March's two-goal cushion after the break before Saints scored their second.

Josh Birt scored three goals in answer to two from Northampton as March went 6-4 ahead. Saints scored a fifth but March held on.

Northampton Saints III 2 March II 3

THERE was another closely-fought match when March II took on Saints' third team.

Steve Birt and Ashley Welland found the back of the net to open up a 2-0 lead but Saints pulled back a goal on half-time. Birt restored the two-goal lead and Northampton's second was no more than a consolation.

March III 10 Northampton Saints 2

MARCH faced early pressure but the home side regained their composure to earn a comfortable victory.

Adam Triggs led the way with a hat-trick and the other goals came from no fewer than five other players.


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