March slay Dragons to leap into second
East Men’s League 2N
March Town 4,
Norwich Dragons 1
March’s win moved them into second place after they delivered a good, solid performance.
March started strongly and soon went ahead thanks to David Hodson after good work from captain Mat Bamford. Bamford made it 2-0 when his mishit shot somehow found its way into the net.
March played the second half in the manner as the first by playing good possession hockey. Ryan Wright, who was playing in a new forward role, scored with a reverse stick strike and Adam Graham made it 4-0 following a good short corner routine.
Dragons scored a consolation while March goalkeeper Matt Lynn saved from a penalty flick.
Man of the match: Matt Lynn.
East Men’s League 5NW
March Town 2nds 3,
Bourne Deeping 4ths 4
March were one position above Bourne Deeping so a good game was expected.
A great shot from Gary Howsam quickly put March in the lead. Bourne Deeping gained one back from a short corner but another short corner taken by Jodie Betts kept March in the lead. Just before half-time Bourne gained an equaliser.
Betts made a great run passing to Charlie Boughton who scored the third goal.
In the last 15 minutes March began to tire, giving the opposition the upper-hand and resulting in two quick goals.
MoM: Tony Manze, a sterling defensive performance.
Next weekend March Town 2nds visit Cambridge City 5ths who are currently 2nd in the league.
East Women’s League 3NW(S)
March Town 7,
Cambridge Nomads 2nd 0
The ball was worked up the pitch by midfield, where a short corner was awarded.
Bekki White’s strike met Louise Minnis at the top of the D who flicked the ball over the keeper to secure March’s first goal.
March continued to dominate the possession with some great work in midfield between Amy Laws and Rachel Mottram, resulting in a pass to Minnis who scored the second goal. Before half time, Charlotte Norman made a cross from the right wing which White converted.
March continued with the strong attack. Hana Howsam worked her way around the defence and scored the fourth goal. Jess Hill and Lauren Lakey set up Howsam who netted again. Further goals from White and Minnis, completing her hat-trick. Keeper Coral Nicholson didn’t get to touch the ball all game.
Player of the match: Felicity Allen, for her defensive midfield performance.