March 1st 7, Ipswich 2nd 3
March continued their very good start to the season with an impressive win after trailing 2-1 early on.
It was a well-contested game, however March looked the more threatening going forward and David Hazelgrave scored a hat-trick in order to help secure March’s victory.
Rob Mitchell, Ashley Welland, Mark Wallis and Grant Gilmour were also on target.
Spalding 2nd 3,
March Town 2nd 1
Spalding took an early lead with March bouncing back almost instantly through Gary Howsam.
March battled on throughout the game with the defensive capabilities being called upon many times, as Spalding piled forward in numbers to add two more goals.
David Woods provided a strong debut for March, but man of the match was well deserved by Simon Welland at centre back.
On Saturday March play Long Sutton at home, 2.30 push back.
March Town 3rd 7,
Wisbech Town 4th 3
James Fountain continued his free goal-scoring form with another four goals as March triumphed in the local derby.
March started the game with attacking fast passing and Wisbech could not stop Fountain scoring inside three minutes to go 1-0 up.
Then two minutes later Ben Wright scored to make it 2-0 and then it was end to end hockey with both keepers pulling off some fine saves.
Fountain started the second half just the same as the first, scoring twice inside the first minute and completing his third hat-trick of the season to put March 4-0 up.
It was all one-way traffic as Wright scored twice to complete his first hat-trick for March to make it 6-0, but with March’s defence pushing up the field, Wisbech made it 6-1, Fountain tapped in his fourth goal, but Wisbech had the last laugh to score twice in the last five minutes to finish a great game of hockey at 7-3.
March Town 3rds travel to St Ives on Saturday (3.30pm).
March Town 4th 1,
City of Peterborough 8th 3
March started well against a young Peterborough side with Jamie Impey, Alex Kitson linking well with midfielders Neal Holdsworth and Richard Kitson, and defenders Mark Plitsch and Phil Christie snuffed out any attack.
They deservedly took the lead after an attack from Alex Kitson and his dad Richard led to a short corner that was dispatched by Neil Liversedge.
The second half began brightly for the Peterborough side, tackling stronger and beginning to link better, snuffing out any of March’s attempted tackles.
March could only stand and watch as the brightest of Peterborough’s young stars intelligently placed a scored a hat-trick of short corners.