Hares at the double

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March Town United 4,

Ipswich Wanderers 1

March Town sit third in the table after they completed their first double of the season on Saturday.

The Hares eased to a win with two goals in each half in the Ridgeons Division One at the GER.

Hares manager Brett Whaley said: “It was quite comfortable for us and we took our chances well.

“I was disappointed that it was a poor goal to give away, but the keeper has not really had a save to make all game. It was a wind assisted goal and the lad lobbed it over the keeper, but the defence should have dealt with it better.”

Of new keeper signing Aaron Butcher on his debut he added: “It was a good game to get him involved in. But with a 4-1 result you can’t complain with that against anyone in this division.

“We tried to play good stuff although conditions weren’t very helpful. It was windy and our pitch is bobbly.

“Credit to them, and we dominated possession, and that was a lot of the reason why we were so comfortable.

“Their goal took us back a little bit and we couldn’t get the ball down and pass quickly enough, but in the second half we upped the tempo.”

Midway through the opening period Stu Anderson opened the scoring with a volley from the edge of the box.

Five minutes before half-time Gav Cooke converted with a direct free-kick before Wanderers levelled with the last kick of the first half following a long ball.

Second half goals by Guilliano Staffieri and new striker Ondre Odain made the game safe.

March: Butcher, Cooke, Cook, Jenkins, Sutton, Lenton, Odain, Nolan, Anderson, Pepper, Staffieri. Subs used: Welcher, Rothery, Orviss.