Rivals locked in ten-goal thriller
MARCH Town Hockey Club were involved in another busy weekend of friendly fixtures and the highlight was a thrilling 5-5 draw between the March and Wisbech third teams. A young March side took to the field at Harecroft Road and got off to a great start wit
MARCH Town Hockey Club were involved in another busy weekend of friendly fixtures and the highlight was a thrilling 5-5 draw between the March and Wisbech third teams.
A young March side took to the field at Harecroft Road and got off to a great start with a goal from the impressive Adam Graham, but the Wisbech response was immediate and within 30 seconds the scores were level.
Duncan Seaton's goal-line clearance kept March on level terms and Graham's second goal put the visitors 2-1 up at the break.
The game became even more frantic in the second half and Gary Howsam extended the March lead before Wisbech hit back with two quick goals.
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The game tipped back in March's favour when Graham completed his hat-trick and Howsam struck his second to put March 5-3 ahead.
An ankle injury forced Nick King off the field and Wisbech took advantage to hit back with two goals that levelled the scores.
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March men's first team suffered defeat in their home friendly against Spalding I. A brace from Hugh Whittome and goals from Josh Birt and Rob Mitchell were not enough for the home side who lost 7-4.
March II came back from a goal down to share the spoils in their friendly against Pelicans II.
A goal from Steve Birt put March ahead but two goals for the visitors gave them a 2-1 half-time lead.
March were much improved in the second half and they netted a deserved equaliser when Josh Birt, scoring his first goal for the second team, ended a fine move orchestrated by Rob Mitchell. Andy Bull was voted the player of the match.
n A March ladies squad took part in a three-team tournament, in Peterborough, on Sunday, but they found the going tough against teams from Peterborough and Bourne.
In their first game, March battled hard against Peterborough and a strike from the outstanding Tracy Liversedge levelled the scores in the second half. However, the home side hit back to give them a flattering winning margin.
It was a similar story against Bourne and a goal from Sue Heaver put March in contention at 2-1 in the second half.
However, as March pushed for the equaliser, eventual tournament winners Bourne hit on the break to score two more goals.
March squad: Sue Heaver, Lauren Oakman, Felicity Allen, Tracy Liversedge, Angie Rodger, Katie Rodger, Maria Shackloth, Hannah Foad, Emily Graham, Jenny Palmer, Polly Parker.