Weekend Hockey Round-up
HOCKEY Ely City Ladies parade for the start of the season. Back Row L-R: Cathy Gilmour, Anne-Marie Lye, Ali Chapman, Laura Tuck, Emily Kisby, Chanre Bond, Krista Hopkinson, Joanne Rayner (vice-captain); Front Row L-R: Dani Fletcher, Holly Radcliffe, Pame
Ely City Ladies parade for the start of the season. Back Row L-R: Cathy Gilmour, Anne-Marie Lye, Ali Chapman, Laura Tuck, Emily Kisby, Chanre Bond, Krista Hopkinson, Joanne Rayner (vice-captain); Front Row L-R: Dani Fletcher, Holly Radcliffe, Pamela Clarke, Hannah Scotney (captain), Gemma Voutt, Fiona Bartley.
Ely City Mens 1st XI 6 March Town 1st XI 3
TOMMY Hugo claimed his second hat-trick in succession as Ely made it two wins out of two to lead the Division 3NW table.
A tough game was expected because March had been relegated from East Division 2N last season, whilst Ely had just missed out on promotion.
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March had also won their opening game 11-0 against Boston, but soon found themselves on the back foot in this fixture as Hugo and Feroze Abbas gave the hosts a 2-0 lead within five minutes.
City then found the net again when the March players responded to the whistle from a nearby rugby match, but sporting captain Chris Vincett managed to persuade the umpire to award a penalty corner rather than a goal.
March immediately pulled one back, but Hugo restored Ely's two-goal advantage when his effort just crept over the line.
In the second half Vincett's penalty flick made it 4-1 after an horrific challenge on Abbas, and Hugo completed his hat-trick by rounding the 'keeper soon afterwards.
March scored again to make it 5-2, but Hugo's fourth goal of the afternoon put the result beyond doubt before the visitors scored again.