March Town 1, Ipswich Wanderers 2
Hares manager Paul Blanchflower said his side deserved a point as both first half goals conceded were given away.
The Hares went behind on 19 minutes and Ipswich Wanderers doubled their lead after 42 minutes with a Callum Young own goal.
Just before half-time Sean White pulled one back with a penalty following a foul in the away box.
Blanchflower said: “If we can cut out the mistakes we’ll be there and thereabouts. In the first half I counted three shots of ours on target that their goalkeeper had to save, whereas our keeper didn’t have to save any.
“For their first goal our keeper went to clear the ball the ball, swung his foot and took an air shot. Their striker toe-ended it into the net in a chase with our defender.
“For their second their player slipped as he took a free-kick, there was a mix-up between our player and keeper (James Barwick) and it went in. I thought we deserved a point.
“There was another solid performance from David Jackson at centre-half. There’s lots of new players added to the squad. They will take time but they are starting to gel.”
On the club’s open day, Blanchflower said: “There were a lot of people there, about 160-odd came down and there was a youth team game on the pitch before the game.”
The team travel to Saffron Walden Town in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One on Saturday.