Long Melford 0,
March Town 4
Lewis Thompson marked his first senior start for three months with a brace and Danny Emmington also scored twice as the Hares romped to their biggest victory of 2012-13 in Thurlow Nunn League Division One on Saturday.
The Hares struck twice in each half and a pleased manager Paul Crosbie said: “That is Lewis’s first start since October. We have now won three out of four league games spread over nine weeks.”
The visitors scored after just three minutes when the ball looked like it was going out for a corner, but was retrieved by the persistence of Ash Spendelow. His cross was hooked in by Thompson, who is playing again after a knee injury.
A good team move also involving Toby Ogbonna led to the second goal as Spendelow crossed, Robbie Masters dummied it and Emmington slammed it home. March also hit the bar and the post.
However in the second half Ogbonna was pulled down just as he was probably about to score, and Thompson put away the resulting penalty.
Emmington completed the scoring with a lob over the keeper.
Crosbie added: “We have now got the league cup next weekend (at Great Yarmouth Town) and we have a couple of lads missing so we will have to go with what we’ve got.”
March will have to check on skipper Luke Pepper (leg strain) plus the availability of Adam Sutton, while defender Ben Lemmon returns.
March: Collett (Hipwell), Mattless, Anker (Barnes), Darlow, Spendelow, S. Welcher, Thompson, Brand, Ogbonna (Bryan), Masters, Emmington.