Wisbech 1st 4, March 1st 1
Encounters between these two local sides have always been percussive and vociferous affairs, this one was no different.
March went close early on when a move from Ash Welland and Rob Mitchell resulted in Welland’s shot narrowly missing at the near post. Just before the break Brad Apted won Wisbech a short corner. The vintage ‘slip left’ routine was well used and Harvey slotted the ball home.
The second half began with Wisbech enjoying the lion’s share of possession and the returning Sam Blunt came close on two or three occasions. A few good saves from keeper Matt Lynn and the seemingly unsurpassable centre back Adam Graham allowed March to stay in touch.
A crisp ball from Dan Martell found Apted who gave Wisbech a 2-0 lead. A signature reverse stick howitzer from Apted into the far side netting immediately made it 3-0. March grabbed a goal back when Ed Batt fired into the D and found Rob Mitchell. Mitchell somehow stopped the ball dead on the end of his stick and Grant Gilmour pounced to open his account for the season.
Apted found Martell in the circle and a deft deflection completed the scoring. Both sides agreed that it had a productive effect on pre-season preparations.
March head into their first league game on Saturday with a noon push-back at Felixstowe.
Long Sutton 2nds 4,
March 2nds 2
Despite pressure from March in their first friendly of the season for the first 20 minutes, Long Sutton opened the scoring and soon planted a second.
March got one back before half time courtesy of Charlie Boughton and in the second half immediately scored through Andy Wright’s first in five years.
Long Sutton took their chances in the second half. The away team played well and at the weekend March 2nds start the league playing City of Peterborough 5th’s away.
Cambridge South Ladies 3, March Town Ladies 1
Even with two league defeats the team’s confidence is growing at a higher level.
March Town once more showed their team sprit after being 2-0 down within ten minutes of the start to soft goals.
The defence of Kath, Flick (joint player of the day), Lisa and team sweeper Lorna took control and were the starting point of most of the attacking moves. It was one of these moves that led to Kath who scoring in style.
The second half saw March Town under continuous pressure and eventually Cambs got a deflected goal.
A special mention should also go to Nancy Brownlow (joint player of the day), who worked tirelessly in midfield with Becky and Emily Woods.