Hares agree new lease

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Good news off and on the pitch for March Town United.

The Hares have agreed a 30-year lease on the GER ground, while manager Paul Blanchflower confirmed goalkeeper Max Flintoft will make a return at Great Yarmouth in his first Thurlow Nunn League Division One game in 2014 following knee injuries.

A club statement said: “Club officials went to Peterborough County Court on Thursday, February 13 to enforce the court order made on February 17, 2012.

“Agreement was made prior to going into court with the GER social club, the landlords. March Town FC are now planning a programme to improve the facilities at the ground.

“The first phase is to build a new clubhouse which will include changing rooms for teams and match officials, a bar and a kitchen.

“The second phase will be to take the old grandstand down and replace it with a new 100 seater. We now see a positive future for the club.”

Blanchflower said: “Max would have been available if we played on Saturday. Gary White is in contention after a couple of games in the Reserves.

“Match fitness will be an issue as we haven’t played since January 18.”

He has also re-signed forward/wide player Ash Brand, who has appeared for Cambs Kershaw League Senior B side Outwell Swifts this season, and taken central midfielder Shane Green on loan from Wisbech Town.