Victory helps Hares to build momentum

March Town 2, Fakenham 0

THE Hares recorded their fifth Ridgeons Division One win of the season at the GER on Saturday to remain in fifth place.

Manager Brett Whaley welcomed the three points but pointed out: “It was not one of our best performances and it looked at one time we would have to grind out a result until the second goal came.

“We still played pretty well and the most important thing is the three points and trying to build a run of good results.”

March took the lead after 31 minutes when Andy Wayte was brought down in the box by the goalkeeper just as he was about to get his shot away. Luke Pepper dispatched the penalty into the net.

Despite being the last man the Fakenham goalkeeper got away with just a yellow card.

Fakenham went close to an equaliser just before the break as play switched from end to end and Ash Brand and Wayte had chances at the far post, while the home side had another good chance early in the second half.

Stu Anderson then got clear of his marker but missed the target and Brand created another good opening for Wayte who was just too high with his effort.

But after 68 minutes Anderson got himself back in goalscoring form when he put pressure on the goalkeeper after a poor back pass. The keeper’s attempted clearance struck the March player and he was left with the simple chance of putting the ball into an empty net for 2-0.

Kyle Nolan had a good chance to make the points safe after that but shot too high, but in the end March were good value for the victory.

Whaley added: “I felt their keeper should have got a red card as he was the last man. Stu Anderson did well for his goal working hard to pressure the keeper and got his reward to get back among the goals.”

March: Lea Jordan, Gavin Cooke, Marc Welcher, Adam Rothery, Adam Sutton, Chris Lenton, Stu Anderson, Kyle Nolan, Andrew Wayte, Luke Pepper, Ash Brand. Subs used: Lewis Cook, Scott Davis, Jim Orvis.