Crosbie confident Hares can bag season’s first win

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MARCH Town boss Paul Crosbie is confident that his side can pick up their first Thurlow Nunn League victory of the season against Cornard at the GER on Saturday.

Cornard have lost all three of their league games this conceding 12 goals and scoring just twice to sit in bottom place.

Crosbie said: “Although we have been forced to make changes in all four games so far this season we have played very well at times in all our games and could easily have picked up more points than we have so far.

“We just need to put in the good work for 90 minutes in a game and cut out the silly mistakes leading to sloppy goals. The players have bought into what I am trying to do and we are improving with every game.”

Crosbie is hoping to have the signing of Wisbech Town defender Max Mattless completed in time for Saturday and has also persuaded another Fenman Danny Emmington to join March.

Crosbie has also signed a new midfield player in Alex Durling, who has played at Canterbury City and Ramsgate in the past and has just moved to the area. He made his debut as a second half substitute on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Andy Fowler, who played for Netherton in the Peterborough League last season, has also joined the club.

Crosbie said: “I have good reports about Max and Danny is a promising young striker as well.

“Alex has just moved to the area and needs to build up his fitness again. Andy Fowler has joined because we are going to have a goalkeeper problem next month with Marc Hipwell away and Ben Collett serving a two-game suspension. It will give us three goalkeepers when they are all available but it will be good competition for first choice.”

Fowler will be in the squad against Cornard with Collett away while Stu Porter will also be missing, giving Mattless the chance to step into that central defensive role.

Robbie Masters, Aaron Bailey and James McDonough should also be available again and Crosbie added: “The lads who came in against Whitton did very well to lay claim to the shirts and it will give me a bit 
of a headache selecting the line-up this week.”