Poor run

PUBLISHED: 11:54 17 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

It was another hugely disappointing weekend for the March Town Hockey Club teams and the only positive results to reflect upon were two rather unsatisfying draws. March Ladies I probably thought they deserved all three points in their home East League Di

It was another hugely disappointing weekend for the March Town Hockey Club teams and the only positive results to reflect upon were two rather unsatisfying draws.

March Ladies I probably thought they deserved all three points in their home East League Division Two game against Peterborough II.

Skipper Lauren Oakman saw a penalty stroke saved, pictured right, but made amends to open the scoring and put March 1-0 up at the break.

The visitors equalised early in the second half but player of the match Oakman, scored her eighth league goal of the season to restore March's lead.

Again, Peterborough responded and equalised with five minutes remaining but March were denied all three points when Katie Rodger's shot hit a post.

The weekend's other draw came in the East Men's League Division Six match between March IV and visitors Rutland II.

March felt aggrieved with some of the umpire's decisions and Rutland had opened up a 3-0 lead early in the second half.

However, the home side bounced back with a brace from Lewis Hilliard and another goal from Andrew Wright before almost stealing the points with a late effort from Hilliard.

March I were hoping to cause an upset in their home match against undefeated Division Two North leaders Cambridge City II but the visitors ran out 6-3 winners.

March created early chances but City took theirs to lead 3-0 at the break and 6-0 early in the second half.

The home side threatened a dramatic comeback when Rob Mitchell scored and James Mansfield netted a brace but City held on for victory.

March II skipper Charlie Bester was lost for words following his side's 7-0 defeat at Cambridge Nomads II in Division Three. The Division Five match between March III and Alford II was decided by a controversial late goal.

Charlie Boughton had put March ahead before the break and when he netted again in the second half, the home side appeared to be on the road to victory.

However, Alford scored twice to level the scores before they netted a shot from outside the circle with only a few minutes left.

The umpire awarded a goal before reviewing his decision and awarding March a goal hit. However, the official returned to his original verdict and gave Alford the all-important winner.

An inexperienced March V team pushed their opponents all the way in their Division Seven match at St Neots V but lost 3-1.

A first-half goal from player of the match Toby Fox kept March in the game at half-time but Saints' third goal after the break sealed the points.

An under-strength March Ladies II team could not compete with a very good Bourne II team in the Cambs Ladies League Premier Division and they lost 7-0.

Visitors Ely City Ladies II cancelled Saturday's Division Two fixture against March Ladies III and March were awarded a 3-0 victory.

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