Long Sutton 1
March Town 3
THE Hares prepared well for their weekend derby at home to Wisbech Town as their front three of Stuart Anderson, Robbie Masters and Tony Brown were all on target on Saturday.
Masters (30) signed on the day of the game and was player-manager of Swineshead in the Lincs League last season; while Brown is a former Ely player who turned out for Chatteris Town in the previous 2011/12 campaign.
Hares manager Paul Crosbie said: “It was a good performance, quite positive and a job done – one step closer to Debenham on the opening day of the season.
“It was a good run-out and we were slow at certain stages of the game.
“We gave away a stupid goal – but seeing as we gave away four in the last game the other night, that is an improvement.
“Robbie is someone my assistant Bob Warby knows from the Boston area. Hopefully Tony will be signing when he is coming back from holiday.”
March were a goal ahead at the break and were 2-0 up after ten minutes into the second half. The hosts hit back with an own goal before Anderson sealed the win with a penalty.
Crosbie said: “When we went 3-1 up we made some changes. We should have had more goals but play broke down.”
The Hares travel to Parson Drove on Thursday (6.45pm). For the derby with Wisbech on Saturday the trio of Darren Rawthorn, Brown and keeper Marc Hipwell are unavailable. Goalkeeper Jack McKeown will deputise.
Crosbie said: “My assistant watched Wisbech the other night. Local pride is at stake. We will go and try to fit a few bits and pieces together.
“We’ll have a couple more training sessions and there are things we need to tighten up on.”
March: Marc Hipwell, Stu Porter, Adam Sutton, Sam Darlow, James McDonough, Adam Hollis, Darren Rawthorn, Ash Spendelow, Stu Anderson, Robbie Masters, Tony Brown. Subs: James Bradshaw, Gary White, Shaun White, Ollie Cooper, Ben Lemmon, Giuliano Staffieri, Nico Staffieri, Jack McKeown.