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Draws for March Town and Parson Drove but defeat for Wisbech Town

There were no victories for Fenland’s senior football sides today, with March Town and Parson Drove drawing and Wisbech Town defeated.

March slip to third in the United Counties League Premier Division South after a 1-1 draw at mid-table Easington Sports.

Sports took a first-half lead when a corner was headed home at the back post by Ricky Johnson but March hit back after the break with a Declan Rogers free-kick right into the top corner for his seventh of the season.

Declan Rogers netted his seventh of the season today
Declan Rogers netted his seventh of the season today

Wisbech are third from bottom of the United Counties League Premier Division North after 13 games and only five points from safety after a fifth successive league defeat, 1-0 at seventh-place Sleaford Town.

Wisbech went close twice in the second half through Amir Ward and Michael Frew, but the only goal of the game came from a Sleaford corner after 37 minutes, taken by Jacob Fenton and headed home by captain Charlie Ward.

There was an amazing Thurlow Nunn First Division North game at Parson Drove, where the home side had just equalised against Cornard United to make the score 5-5 in the 89th minute when the floodlights failed. It is thought the result will stand although, to add to the confusion, the FA website is currently giving the visitors a 5-4 win.

Matteo Perkins scored three for Parson Drove this afternoon
Matteo Perkins scored three for Parson Drove this afternoon

Seventh place Drove were 1-0 down to their 13th place opponents, 4-2 up and then 5-4 down in this tops turvey affair. Matteo Perkins netted a hat-trick to make it 15 for the season and Callum Robinson and Nandeli Pelembe were also on target.

Next Saturday March will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to play bottom side Leicester Nirvana in the UCL Premier South, while Wisbech are back at the in the UCL Premier North, facing Kimberley Miners Welfare, who are a couple of points ahead of them in the table.

Parson Drove are away to title-chasing Framlingham Town in the Thurlow Nunn First Division North.

Wisbech v Sleaford: George, Kacirek, Twite, Miller (Williams 45 mins), Mattless, Challinor, Allen, Murphy, Frew, Hart, Ward. Subs: Howe, Reed, Wilson, Wallace. Attendance: 133.

March v Easington: Gill (Emmington), Bucciero, Saunders, Brumby, Gillies, Green, Rogers, Smalls, Friend (Burrows), Foy, Seymour-Shove. Subs: Withers, Edwards, Pepper. Booked: Seymour-Shove.

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