All change at Hares

March Town Football Club - New manager Paul Crosbie (left) with new assistant Bob Warby.
March Town Football Club - New manager Paul Crosbie (left) with new assistant Bob Warby.

March Town United FC management duo Paul Crosbie and Bob Warby have left the club.

The pair departed the GER last week. Crosbie has resigned due to work commitments.

A club statement said: “The Board are saddened by these events and cannot thank Paul and Bob enough for the work that they have done at March Town. We wish them both the best.

“The Board is very pleased to announce that Paul Blanchflower has been appointed as manager of the club. We will review this together in the summer.”

Blanchflower, who begins with the team in 16th place out of 19 in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One, is a former Chatteris Town player who has coached FA Women’s Premier League side West Ham Ladies for the past two seasons.

The 47-year-old would have been in charge of the Hares if Saturday’s trip to Haverhill had not been postponed.

Blanchflower, originally from the Cambridge area, said: “I had spoken to Paul Crosbie at the start of last season, while Phil White has been asking me while I was coaching at the Cambridge United Centre of Excellence to be involved at the club when it had an under 18 team.

“I spoke to Paul and couldn’t commit because I was travelling down to Chadwell Heath twice a week and going to Thurrock for games with West Ham Ladies. It was too much.

“Now my son (Ash) plays for the first team I’ve wanted to get involved. I’m now travelling to Chadwell Heath just once a week.”

He said his aims were: “I want us to become harder to beat, simple as that. I don’t expect us to romp up the league and change it 100 per cent.

“I was there at the Swaffham game and thought we were very unlucky to lose 2-0.

“I’m looking forward to playing Dereham Reserves next Saturday. They’re two places up from us, and I’d like to think we can get a result from that.”