Long Melford 2, March Town 0
March manager Brett Whaley said this loss in the Ridgeons Division One on Saturday was his side’s worst performance of the season.
Long Melford scored after 20 minutes and again five minutes into the second half to condemn the Hares to defeat in Suffolk.
Whaley said: “By far it was our worst performance of the season. We were terrible, we were too busy arguing with the officials.
“We got nothing from the game, and we didn’t deserve to get anything.
“We got behind in the game, and once you are chasing the game you don’t play any football.
“We didn’t concentrate on what we are good at, we were arguing decisions and not doing what we should have been doing.”
This result leaves March in sixth spot and nine points behind unbeaten Whitton United at the head of the table, although March have two games in hand.
Whaley agreed it was the first time this campaign that his charges lost their discipline. “You’re going to get decisions going against you, and we reacted badly to it. We let it get to us, and played right into their hands.
“The players will have to remember to concentrate on the game, and make sure what happened last Saturday doesn’t happen again.”
Defender Lewis Cook came on for the last half-hour after injury.
March: Jordan, Davis, Welcher, Rothery, Sutton, Cooke, Brand, Nolan, Anderson, Pepper, Wayte. Subs used: Cook, Norton, Hepworth.