March race to Newmarket for revenge

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MARCH Town will be looking to avenge a 1-0 home defeat in the first week of the season when they travel to Newmarket Town on Saturday in a Thurlow Nunn Division One fixture.

The Jockeys are unbeaten in the league this season with seven wins and one draw to take them into second place but Hares boss Paul Crosbie feels his team are much improved since that first meeting.

He said this week: “When Newmarket came to the GER it was only the second game of the season and came on the back of a poor pre-season for us.

“I am sure we are a much better team now and there was not a lot between the two teams in the first game.”

Newmarket certainly had the best of the action to take a 1-0 lead in the first half but the Hares certainly shaded the second half but the only disappointment was that they did not test the Newmarket goalkeeper too much.”

Crosbie added: “We have strengthened the squad since the first game with Lewis Thompson, Max Mattless, Scott Welcher and Danny Emmington coming aboard.

“Also in the first meeting we were not very good at taking the right options in front of goal and we have worked on that since.

“We have had a good run of results since then and have certainly surprised some people how well we have done so far. We are certainly moving in the right direction but we do need to become more consistent in our play.

“We have met some of the top 
teams already this season and I have felt we have competed well against them all.

“To take four points off Braintree shows that and I am sure we will put up a much better performance against Newmarket this time.”

Scott Welcher picked up an ankle injury in the Braintree game and is a doubt for Saturday but Danny Emmington and Josh Westley, who had 90 minutes with the reserves last week, could be back in contention at Newmarket.