March Town 0, Whitton 4
THE Hares more than met their match at the GER on Saturday in this Ridgeons Division One fixture.
The visitors had not lost a league game since September and their direct game proved just too hot to handle for the March defenders.
However it was March who started the game the better producing some good football in the first 10 minutes and might well have had two goals.
First it was Luke Weston who turned well and his shot from the edge of the box was just wide and then Denny Escorcio hit the bar with a good effort from 25 yards.
Then it was Whitton’s turn and they took the lead after 20 minutes from a free kick that was not cleared and Whitton were left with an easy tap in. The defence was again at fault 10 minutes later and the ball was not cleared from a corner.
Whitton looked much the better side after the break and scored after 50 minutes when a mis-hit free kick evaded the home defence and the ball was lifted over Lee Brooks into the net.
Whitton’s fourth goal came five minutes from the end to round off a poor day for the home side who are still far from full strength.
Manager Jamie Weston said: “We started the game well enough but then we allowed ourselves to be dominated.
“We also lacked the composure on the ball. Had we had that I am sure we could have opened them up more and caught them on the break.
“But they were a good side who got the ball forward quickly and then supported in numbers.”
March: Lee Brooks, Lee Day, Ben Lemmon, Jordan Goult, Kyle Plumb, Grant Watson, Dan Sterna, Simon Bates, Luke Weston, Denny Escorcio, James McDonagh. Subs used: Andy Bryan, Scott Welcher, Isaac Bennett.
March had a good 2-0 win over Fakenham in the league last Tuesday night.
Stu Anderson and Luke Weston scored the goals and Weston commented: “We played some good stuff and deserved the win. It was a good effort from all the players.”