March turn tables

PUBLISHED: 10:12 26 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

March II produced an excellent team performance to draw 1-1 at Market Deeping I in Division Three. The home side took a 1-0 lead into the break but there was a more determined effort from March in the second half. Both sides were reduced to 10 men but And

March II produced an excellent team performance to draw 1-1 at Market Deeping I in Division Three.

The home side took a 1-0 lead into the break but there was a more determined effort from

March in the second half.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men but Andy Bull's yellow card didn't deter March, who scored a deserved equaliser through Josh Birt.

March III consolidated their mid-table position in Division Five with a good 5-2 home victory against Cambridge Nomads IV.

Nomads' advantage through an early goal was wiped out by Nick King's equaliser but the visitors hit back to lead 2-1 at the break.

It was a different story in the second half and March's domination was rewarded with a brace from Charlie Bester and further goals from Nick King and Adam Triggs.

The other matches involving March teams at the weekend were friendlies and the best result went to March Ladies I, who celebrated a 3-0 home win over Shefford and Sandy I.

March were the better team throughout and fine work from player of the match Shereen

Hutton resulted in the opening goal for captain Lauren Oakman.

The March skipper was on the scoresheet again later in the half to give the home side a 2-0 lead at the break.

The visitors posed more of a threat in the second half but March withstood their attacks.

The result was put beyond doubt when Oakman completed her hat-trick to take her tally in competitive matches this season to 39 goals.

March IV played an organised friendly fixture at home to Royston III on Saturday but lost 2-1.

The March team used the opportunity to rotate players and missed chances were punished when the visitors scored twice in the first half.

Lewis Hilliard reduced the deficit in the second half but again, the home side were unable to take good goalscoring chances and they had to accept defeat.

The Christmas break seems to have had a good effect on the Wisbech men's first hockey team, judging by their return to East Premier B league action on Saturday.

The 5-1 home demolition of Norwich City seemed unlikely during the early stages of the game when the home side were lethargic and conceded the game's opening goal.

Slowly, Wisbech improved and their defence, in which Charlie Baxter made an impressive debut, held strong against the Norwich attacks.

Going behind sparked Wisbech into life and they were back on level terms when Luke Smith produced a superb turn and shot to beat the City keeper.

The home pressure continued and Dave Brodie put Wisbech ahead with a goal just before the break.

Wisbech put in a hard-working, battling performance that unsettled their opponents in the second half and superb flowing attacks resulted in Smith scoring two more to complete his hat-trick.

Dan Martell's goal put the icing on the cake for the home side, who lost Andy Mills to a late yellow card after his retaliation to a poor challenge.


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