Wright puts March back on winning trail

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East Men’s League 2N

March Town 4, Cambridge University 3rds 3

In March’s first fixture after the Christmas break they started the second half of the season in the same way they finished the first – with a well fought victory.

The visitors took the lead when the ball fell kindly to an unmarked player at the back post.

March did eventually find the equaliser as a Jacob Fraser shot somehow went in. Cambridge retook the lead but Jody Betts coolly fired home to make it 2-2 at the break.

The second half was a very even contest as both sides went for the victory. Cambridge managed to take a 3-2 lead after March failed to clear their lines.

The pivotal moment came midway through the half when Cambridge were reduced to 10 men. March capitalised as Ben Wright scored a quick brace. Ashley Welland assisted both goals. The game finished with both sides earning yellow cards: March’s captain Mathew Bamford was guilty of an appalling challenge while Cambridge had two players yellow-carded due to very bad tackles.

March will now aim for promotion. They host Cambs City 4s next weekend, 3pm start.

Man of the match: Ashley Welland.

East Men’s League 5NW

March Town 2nd 3, Spalding 4th 3

March won 4-1 against Spalding the last time they played, so they were expecting a good game.

In the first half March conceded an early goal but Charlie Bester shortly pulled one back.

In the second half March came back with a fighting spirit although Spalding twice equalised. Jamie Impey scored when Bester made a great set up. Bester scored another great goal, set up by Jack Nisbet.

MoM: Mark Fisher.

Goals: Charlie Bester (2), Jamie Impey.

East Women’s League 3NW(S)

Cambridge South 2nd v March Town: Match postponed due to frozen 
pitch.