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March Town boss Ashley Taylor is confident ahead of their trip to Kirkley & Pakefield this weekend

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March Town are in good shape ahead of what is shaping up to be a busy December, according to manager Ashley Taylor.

The Hares face a rescheduled fixture after their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division encounter with Hadleigh United was called off at half-time because of the pitch's condition.

Despite his side being 1-0 at the time, Taylor was happy with what he saw and believes matching that performance should stand them in good stead at the festive season approaches.

March boss Ashley Taylor is looking forward to a busy December
March boss Ashley Taylor is looking forward to a busy December

"The ref blew for half-time and he took myself and the other manager over the the goalmouth, dropped the ball on that area and it didn't bounce.

"So he decided to call it off. To be honest, at that point it could have been played. Both us managers said it could be played, but ten minutes later it absolutely tipped it.

"So in hindsight it was the right decision.

"I was happy with what I'd seen even though we were losing the game.

"I felt we could go on and win it. It was a funny one, as we were in total control and playing some really good football - some of the best football we've played since I joined - and they just scored on the counter. It's just one of those.

"I knew in the game we were going to get more moments, I knew they'd come.

"To be honest, their manager wanted the game on because the conditions probably suited them better than us with the way that we play.

"From what I saw on Saturday, although we were losing, I'm 100% we can go and beat them."

March will prepare for the rescheduled match on a Tuesday night this month, but for now they turn their focus to an away trip to Kirkley & Pakefield this Saturday.

They go into the game with their three-game winning run in the league intact, and will have a full squad available besides Jack Frohawk..

"We want to go there and win the game," said Taylor.

"We're on a good run. The aim is to go there and make it four wins out of four, 12 points out of 12."

The Hares boss was also delighted that star striker Jack Friend had committed his future to the club after entering discussions with Wisbech Town last week.

"It's fantastic news," he said.

"He enjoys his football, he wants to keep progressing . We're an ambitious club and we don't want to stand still, and he wants to be part of that.

"For us to keep moving forward, he's crucial."

March Town vs Hadleigh United (abandoned): Congreve, Garner, Brumby, Miller, Emmington, Green, Burrows, Hilliard, Friend, Gillies, Saunders (Subs: Frohawk, Gibson, Callaghan)

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