March Town 3, Whitton United 3
THE Hares showed plenty of character to salvage a point with a 82nd minute goal from Sean White at the GER on Saturday in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One.
Sloppy goals again looked to have condemned March to a second successive home defeat but in the end Paul Crosbie’s team were good value for their point against a side who finished third in the table last season.
March were unfortunate to go a goal down inside three minutes when Adam Sutton was adjudged to have fouled a Whitton player in the box which surprised almost everyone but the officials.
But 10 minutes later March failed to close down the Whitton player on the ball and he shot home from 20 yards with everyone backing off.
Five minutes before the break March got themselves back into the game with Ollie Cooper scoring his first goal for the club.
Whitton made it 3-1 after the break with another sloppy goal when they allowed the ball to bounce in the area with a Whitton player reacting quickest.
At this point Cooper came off and March switched to 4-4-2 and Sean White was brought down in th area and Stu Anderson scored from the penalty spot to make it 3-2.
Then eight minutes from the end White let fly from 25 yards out to find the corner of the net and give March a deserved point.
Crosbie said: “We again looked good going forward and played some good football, but we need to cut out the silly mistakes.
“Their first goal looked a very soft penalty award but then perhaps the official evened things up when he gave us a penalty in the second half which I would not have been happy with had it been against us.
“We had three other good chances in the game apart from goal and I think we are slowly getting there with a team that keeps changing. The lads really rolled up their sleeves in the second half and deserved to get something from the game.”
March: Marc Hipwell, Ben Lemmon, Stu Porter, Adam Sutton, Sam Darlow; Josh Westley, Aidan Hollis, Guiliano Staffieri; Sean White, Stuart Anderson, Ollie Cooper. Subs used: Scott Welcher, Joe Barnes, Alex Durling.