March Town Ladies 9, Newmarket 3rd 0
MARCH took the lead through Grace Hammond following good passing with Rachel Mottram.
It wasn’t long before Rachel and Grace had worked the ball back up the pitch, Grace shot into the D which hit the defender and went into the goal, giving Grace her second goal by default.
By this point March were unstoppable, resulting in another goal by Karen Jarvis (usually a defender), and it wasn’t long before Amy Laws made it 4-0 at half time.
Emily Plumb switched from left back to centre forward for the second half and was soon on the score-sheet.
Grace Hammond then completed her hat-trick before Libby Wallis made it 7-0. Emily Plumb notched her second and Grace rounded it off with her fourth. Everyone played exceptionally well and gave their all for the whole 70 minutes.
March 1st 2,
Saffron Walden 1st 6
March had a full squad for the first time this season and a sub, which meant they were able to put out a more structured formation.
Unfortunately, it took 20 minutes for March to settle down and Saffron Walden capitalised with three early goals.
March got back into the game with goals from Ryan Wright and Adam Graham and half time came just at the wrong time as they were pushing for their third.
After the break March were slow out the blocks and Saffron Walden regained control. Great saves from man of the match Matt Lynn kept the visitors at bay before Saffron Walden’s 15-man squad added three more goals.
There were many positives for March to take into the next game at St Ives and if they can field a team like this every week, some more positive results will be obtained.
March 3rd 1,
St Ives 3
St Ives had a young side with a midfield that covered a lot of ground for the game.
However after March soaked up some pressure and scored through a driving run from Tony Manze and cut back for James Fountain to slot home.
St Ives equalised from their first short corner of the game and when March started to tire during the second half the visitors added two further goals.