Hares secure goalkeeping cover for injured Max

March Town football club pre-season training at the Neale Wade'Manager Paul Crosbie'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
March Town football club pre-season training at the Neale Wade'Manager Paul Crosbie'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

March Town United have secured a temporary goalkeeper for the injured Max Flintoft.

The Hares have made arrangements through assistant manager Bob Warby to bring in Lincoln-based Chris Lamming.

March manager Paul Crosbie said former Lincoln College Football Academy member Lamming will provide cover for the next couple of weeks, adding: “He comes recommended by Bob.

“He’s a good lad, he is happy to help us out and we want to get him into training.

“He is in his early 20s and due to work he can’t play on a regular basis.

“Chris has been out of the game for a little while; he knows Bob from working in Lincolnshire. Bob provides goal equipment for communities and non-league teams.

“I know it is a bit of a trek for Chris but he wants to come down and help us.”

March were pressed into action because regular man between the sticks Flintoft has been sidelined following severe knee injuries suffered at Debenham LC in a league fixture on December 21.

The Hares have already used Liam Higgins as an emergency replacement.

The match last Saturday at home to Cornard United in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One fell victim to downpours and was postponed on Friday.

Crosbie said: “We haven’t been able to train because the ground at the GER was saturated. It’s a shame the game was off because we had a fairly strong squad for the first time in quite a while.

“We need to have a look at alternative training options or even some fitness work. I’ll get stuck in on Monday with that.”

The Hares next weekend should have the same squad available for a trip to near-neighbours Swaffham.

Crosbie said: “Swaffham will be a tough one because they are fourth in the league.”