Two late goals send March crashing to defeat

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March 1st 3, Broxbourne 4

AFTER the previous week’s disappointing start to the season, March started well against Broxbourne who were successful last year.

March took an early lead with a well-worked goal from Adam Graham and Matt Wallis to take an early lead. Some great hockey all round was being played, especially by Woods and Haslegrave working the ball out of defence down the right hand side.

Broxbourne equalised just before the break and took the lead early in the second half, but March replied with a lethal strike from Matt Bamford and took the lead through Ryan Wright’s blistering shot.

In the final stages of the game March were under serious pressure playing with a flat 11. Some great defensive work by Charlie Boughton and brilliant saves from man-of-the match Matt Lynn kept Broxbourne at bay until they scored two quick goals in the last 10 minutes.

March 3rds 2, City of Peterborough 6th 4

PETERBOROUGH were two up by the interval, but captain Charlie Boughton’s half time talk inspired March to play even better after the break.

Boughton claimed a goal which hit the post before going in off the back of the keeper’s helmet and then secured a second after good work by Gary Howsam and Ben Sole. Peterborough, however, proved the better and fitter side and made sure of the victory with two more well taken goals before the final whistle.

Man-of-the-match: Charlie Boughton.

March Ladies 1, Huntingdon 1

HUNTINGDON took the lead within minutes of the start with a questionable goal. March thought the ball was struck outside the D, but unfortunately the umpire disagreed and the goal allowed.

The team worked hard to equalise with some fantastic runs from Amy Laws, but unfortunately her footwear let her down, while Becky Hammond was setting up Libby Wallis and Jenny Palmer on each wing.

In the second half centre back Karen Jarvis decided to push up, leaving three in defence, which created lots of attacking play. A short corner was awarded as the final whistle went and Jenny struck out to meet Becky at the top, who with a beautiful shot, hammered the ball into the left of the goal for a deserved equaliser in a hard-fought display.