March Town 1st XI 2
Cambridge City 2nd 2
The Division 1 new boys kept their unbeaten record against a well organised and drilled Cambridge City side, with both teams trying for a win and top spot.
March began the stronger side but adopted strangely defensive tactics. No surprise then when City opened the scoring midway through the first half and then doubled their lead a couple of minutes before the break.
Choice words were needed from skipper James Mansfield to rally the troops. Scotty Welcher popped up to continue his scoring form and with two minutes to go Mansfield found an unmarked Grant Gilmour at the far post who tapped in.
March are fourth in the table, taking eight points from a possible 12.
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Horncastle 1st 4, March 2nds 0
March managed to come straight out the blocks applying early pressure on the home side.
Opportunities came from consecutive short corners, however Horncastle capitalised on their first half chances predominately from short corners, and at half-time March trailed by three goals. Despite March having their fair share of possession, we created a limited amount of chances. Martin Todd provided a strong debut but Hugh Whittome took man of the match with some stout defensive play.
Next weekend March entertain Boston 1st at home.
March 3rds 5, Spalding 3rds 1
March started strong and paid off promptly with James Fountain neatly tucking the ball in after just 10 minutes.
Spalding hit straight back, a strong save from Scott Bamford was adjudicated to be a penalty flick and slotted in, leaving the half time score 1-1.
Spalding started the stronger of the two sides in the second half, with March’s defense and keeper called into action. However Paul Wing secured a flick for March and was converted by Ryan Wright. A further goal was claimed by Toby Odlin and Spalding heads started to drop. Fountain, finding more room up front, drove home the victory by drilling two further goals, completing his second hat-trick of the season.