Mens Hockey Round-Up
FRIENDLY March Town Men s 2nd XI 3 Pelicans Men s 2nd XI 4 THE visitors came from 3-1 down to steal victory from March with a last-minute winner. March made a bright start, with good movement up-front between Ryan Wright and Ashley Welland. A good run and
March Town Men's 2nd XI 3 Pelicans Men's 2nd XI 4
THE visitors came from 3-1 down to steal victory from March with a last-minute winner.
March made a bright start, with good movement up-front between Ryan Wright and Ashley Welland. A good run and excellent cross from Dave Webster saw Ryan Wright put March ahead with his first goal this season for March second team.
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Soon after some good play from Matt Wallis and another excellent cross saw Ashley Welland flick the ball over the keeper to put March further ahead.
The home side squandered the chance to go 3-0 up when Ben Wright failed to convert a penalty stroke.
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Pelicans made March regret the miss when they reduced the arrears with half-time approaching.
March began the second half on the attack and a fine shot from the top of the circle by Wallis put the home side 3-1 ahead.
Minutes later a goal-bound shot struck the Pelicans' post and rebounded to safety.
That was effectively the end of March as Pelicans hit them on the break twice in a relatively short period of time to draw level, before sneaking a winner in the dying seconds.
Ryan Wright was voted Player of the Match for March.
A combined March second and third team travel to Spalding 2nd XI tomorrow.
The match that starts at 2pm.
Pelicans Men's 3rd XI 3 March Town 3rd XI 5
MARCH travelled to King's Lynn on Saturday for an entertaining and competitive friendly.
March began strongly and went ahead with a goal from youngster Josh Birt.
Pelicans came back well to equalise, but March soon regained the lead through leading scorer Charlie Boughton.
Before half-time, March thought they had made the game safe with a third goal, this time from Jordan Hilliard.
The second half saw Pelicans on top for long spells and they deservedly clawed back two goals to draw level.
However, March regained their composure and regained the lead with a goal from Jacob Fraser.
This time there was no way back for Pelicans, and March made the game safe with a fifth goal from Daniel Woods.
# There were no fixtures for March men's first, fourth or fifth teams on Saturday.
The first team are at home against Saffron Walden in a friendly at 1pm tomorrow.
The fourth team has no match this weekend and the fifth team are away to Rutland third team in a rearranged NE14 Hockey East Men's League Division Seven North West fixture. The match starts at 10.30am.