Missed chances costly for March

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Peterborough City 3rd 3,

March Town 1st 2

March Town’s good start to the season took a setback when they narrowly lost out in this top of the table clash at Peterborough.

The match promised much and didn’t fail to deliver. It was 1-1 at the break in a very close game but March will be disappointed not to have taken more of their first half chances.

David Hodson and Matthew Wallis scored for March but missed chances proved costly as Peterborough took the points.

March Town 2nd 10,

St Neots 2nd 4

March fielded a strong line up and played some of their best hockey so far this season.

Scorers included Matt Lakey, Stuart Mills, Hugh Whittome, Gary Howsam and five goals from man of the match Charlie Boughton.

On Saturday it is away to Spalding.

Ely City 4th 1, March Town 3rd 2

Ely started the game with most of the play, but the March midfield and defence worked overtime.

Then it was time for the goal machine James Fountain to strike for the 13th time this season.

Ben Wright was doing a great job, man-marking the Ely centre forward until he picked the ball up from a poor Ely pass and beat four players before giving the ball away. Ely soon attacked giving the ball straight to their centre forward for a tap in.

March started the second half a lot stronger and faster than Ely, and Fountain added his second goal to make it 2-1.

March host Wisbech (1pm) on Saturday in a interesting derby.

March Town Mixed U11 1,

St Ives 0

A sustained period of pressure by St Ives saw excellent defending by Douglas Furlong and good saves from Bradley Triggs.

An attack built up through Callum Manze and Mark Saunders in midfield gave Hana Howsam an opportunity to take an excellent strike on target resulting in a well earned goal.

March Town U10 0, St Ives 4

A game consisting of three periods was evenly balanced for the first two, with both defences on top and no goals scored.

There were very good forward runs from Adam Hutchinson and Ben Darrington and a lot of chasing by Christopher Howsam.