March do early double

Cornard 1, March Town 2

HARES manager Paul Crosbie praised his side, who are building a run after doing an early season double over Cornard United in Thurlow Nunn Division One.

The side have taken nine points from the last nine available and their win in this rearranged game moves March up to sixth spot on 11 points, seven behind leaders Cambridge Uni Press.

Crosbie said: “We never quite hit the heights of last week but we were never in danger of losing the game.

“We are up to sixth now so that was a decent day’s work. They won last week in the Division One Cup and they have got a couple of players now since we beat them by the same scoreline earlier in the season.

“It would have been nice if we had picked up a few more goals.”

Scott Welcher opened the scoring on 20 minutes with a well-worked goal. Danny Emmington doubled the advantage five minutes from the half time break.

Two minutes later Cornard pulled one back when the Hares defence cleared a free-kick but did not close down the resulting attack into the box quickly enough.

Stuart Anderson headed down towards goal in an effort that would have gone in later on in the season, however due to the hard pitches at this time of year the ball bounced wide of the target.

March: Hipwell, Mattless, Sutton, Lemmon, McDonough, Darlow, G. Staffieri, Welcher, Thompson, Emmington, Anderson. Subs used: Masters, Saunders.

n THE March Town squad is boosted for when they host Great Yarmouth on Saturday, while last night they were at Fakenham.

Josh Westley returns to the squad after he could not make the senior team and played for the Reserves. Stuart Porter is available after his ban.

Manager Paul Crosbie said: “We’ve got two games this week against sides below us and we have four games in 13 days, so the opportunity is there. I have got a hard decision about the squad, a good headache to have.

“I said to the players if you do not take your opportunity today, you’ll lose it.”

Goalkeeper Ben Collett is available after suspension on Saturday but for the moment will have to content with a place on the bench.

Crosbie added: “Marc Hipwell has done nothing wrong, although he is away on the 29th. Ben will get an opportunity at that point.”