All through the 2016-2017 hockey season Marlborough.News has been reporting on the successes of the Marlborough Hockey Club's first men's and first ladies' teams. Keeping up with the lower teams in the club hierarchy is a bit of a challenge.
After last week's win over West Wilts which saw the team clinch the second spot in the league, this final game of the season against the league winners Bournemouth was an opportunity for Marlborough to go out, relax and play some great hockey.
With four teams battling it out for second place in the East Division, Marlborough travelled to third-placed team West Wilts eager for three points that would cement their position as runners-up in the league.
Marlborough men's first team celebrated their promotion from the Central 1 Division of the GoCrea8 (Davis Wood) Hockey League with a resounding victory over their second placed rivals - Bath Buccs C. A great way to end the season - finishing fourteen points clear
With the league title already secured, Marlborough claimed their eighteenth win of the season despite a below par performance at Wootton Bassett.
Marlborough really struggled to make the adjustment to a hard sandy pitch, never really finding the rhythm in their link-up play that has
On Sunday (March 12) Marlborough men's first team played their second game of the weekend.
Marlborough once again started the game with lots of possession, the opposition looking to sit with lots of players behind the ball and then counter when the chances arrived.
- Hockey: five goals from Marlborough ladies delight the team’s home supporters
- Hockey: Marlborough ladies' four-nil victory takes them to second in league table
- Hockey: Marlborough men clinch league title with comfortable win - as next in table rivals lose
- Hockey: Marlborough men take another step towards promotion with a 3-2 victory
- Hockey: another tough win for Marlborough ladies keeps them at third place in the league
- Hockey: Marlborough men dig deep to secure promotion - with five games to go
- Hockey: Marlborough ladies convincing win over old rivals moves them to third in league table
- Hockey: Marlborough men's weekend of two halves - with a seven-nil victory & a four-all draw promotion beckons
- Hockey: Marlborough ladies on the front foot with a valuable home win
- Hockey: Increasing the gap - Marlborough men now eight points clear at top of the league
- Hockey: Marlborough men's push for league promotion nets another win
- Hockey: hail & frustration - with many chances Marlborough ladies rue those elusive goals
- Hockey: "Just about good enough..." - Marlborough men's shaky times & a fortunate winner
- Hockey: Marlborough ladies firsts in seventh heaven as Milly Dawson scores four
- Hockey: Marlborough men stay top of the table after tricky drawn game
- Hockey: Marlborough men back to winning ways - despite a team thinned by injuries
- Hockey: in tightly fought contest Marlborough ladies first team just miss draw with West Wilts
- Hockey: Taunton Vale B end Marlborough men's unbroken run of victories
- Hockey: Marlborough men keep their unbeaten record with a display of 'grit and grind'
- Hockey: It rained & rained & Marlborough ladies' game at Swanage ended in a four-all draw