March drop two points

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March Town FC 2 Braintree Town 
Academy 2

The Hares dropped two Thurlow Nunn Division One points after goals from Jordan Goult and Matt Barber.

The first goal for March came with a corner along the floor by Dan Woods which was put in on the slide by Goult. More chances came and went before the visitors evened it up with a goal that many felt was offside.

The second half saw March 2-1 ahead after a minute when Barber volleyed home from just inside the box. Then the visitors were level again with a hotly-disputed penalty for handball against Gerard Evans.

The Reserves suffered a narrow defeat at Huntingdon United.

March: Beeny, Evans, Goult, Mattless, Jackman, Jackson, Cox, Barber, Woods, Odain, Cooke. Subs: Brand, Conyard, Menezes.

Benwick Reserves 3 
Upwell Town Res 6

Upwell Reserves dominated, but found themselves 1-0 down against the run of play. Upwell replied through Aiden Rouse two, either side of Lee Gardner’s effort being turned into the Benwick net before half-time.

In the last 20 minutes Matt Thomas, reserve team captain Steven Rogers and Jack Moore all hit the target.

Manager John Trower said: “I’m pleased with the result and the lads’ work rate. I’m still waiting on a few players to come back in due to other commitments.”

Upwell A also got off to a winning start, 4-0 at promotion favourites Springwood.

Scorers: Jake Hopkisson 3, Jake Gent.

A team manager, Harry Griffin, said: “We had a few players making their first steps in adult football and they certainly looked like they made the step up with ease.”

Cambs League Div 5B

Marchester Utd 3 
Needingworth 6

Newly-formed club Marchester lost their first game of the season against a good side.

Scorers: Chris Haddon, Richard Lighty and a deflected own goal.

The club are looking for more players to join, call Brian on 07788423038 for more information.

PDFL Division 3

Tydd St Mary 0 Stamford Lions Res 2

Tydd conceded two early, sloppy goals while Stamford defended for their lives for 70 minutes.

The Stamford goalkeeper kept out an exquisite volley from Joe Harrison and a great run and shot from Mike Ocock.

Manager, Carl Wilson, said: “We battered them for 70 minutes but just couldn’t get the break we needed.”

Under 12

March Soccer School 0 Wisbech St Mary 2

In a closely contested and entertaining game, MSS wasted a number of good chances whilst WSM proved more clinical.

Joint March MoM: keeper Ethan Peachey and defender Eliot Davis-Trundle.

Thanks to both teams, coaches, ref and parents.