Hares’ first clean sheet since August

March Football Club (yellow) vs Downham Market Town Football Club
March Football Club (yellow) vs Downham Market Town Football Club

March Town United 2, Downham Tn 0

March kept their first clean sheet since August 10 at Cornard United (a 5-0 league victory) thanks to goals from Sean White and the returning Luke Pepper.

March Football Club (yellow) vs Downham Market Town Football Club

March Football Club (yellow) vs Downham Market Town Football Club

Hares are now in 16th place with 15 points from 21 games after beating basement side Downham Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One.

White scored after just five minutes versus managerless Downham with a powerful 25-yard effort into the top corner of the net that gave the away goalkeeper no chance.

Pepper headed home with five minutes to go.

March manager Paul Crosbie said: “We never really kicked on after the first goal. At half-time I thought if we upped our work-rate and tempo we’d be OK.

“They had more of the ball in the second half without putting us under as much pressure.”

March: Higgins, Peacock, Cook, Mattless, Dunlop (Lemmon, Conyard), Blanchflower, Jackson (Pepper), Gibbons, Ogden, McKenna, S White.