Hares are lacking a finishing touch

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Cambridge University Press 1, March Town 0

A LACK of sharpness in front of goal after a three-week break proved costly for the Hares who had the chances to have won this game at the Glassworld Stadium on Saturday.

March remain in third place in the Ridgeons Division One but are now six points adrift of second placed Whitton having played the same number of games.

Hopes of victory were not helped when striker Ondre Odain was delayed in traffic and had to start on the subs bench.

Brett Whaley’s team enjoyed plenty of possession in both the first and second halves, but enjoyed the better scoring chances in the first 45 minutes and on another day may have had the game won by then.

Kyle Nolan and Luke Pepper had clear cut opportunities and Ash Brand and Stu Anderson also failed to make the best of the openings when running at the keeper.

They were made to pay for those wasted chances on the hour when the home side took the lead.

March continued to have the majority of the ball but did not open the home defence so easily after the break to get on terms.

Whaley commented: “Three weeks without a game showed with our lack of sharpness and our decision making. We really could have had the game won in the first half had we taken our chances.

“Before the game I would have been happy with a point against a top six side away, but on reflection it was a game we should have won without taking too much away from them.

“It was a blow not having Ondre at the start when we created our better chances, but it shows how far we have come when we are disappointed not to have won a game like this.”

March: Aaron Butcher, Lewis Cook, Gavin Cooke, Ben Hepworth, Adam Sutton, Chris Lenton, Adam Rothery, Kyle Nolan, Stu Anderson, Luke Pepper, Ash Brand. Subs used: Ondre Odain, Rick Goodale, James Orvis.