Hares build for future

Ipswich Wanderers 2, March Town 0

Hares boss Paul Crosbie said he is building a squad for the future, no better example of which was 18-year-old forward Danny Emmington who played in goal for the depleted side.

March finished in 14th place following Saturday’s Thurlow Nunn League Division One season closer.

Crosbie, who played his first game in six years at his preferred position of centre-back to help out a travelling squad of 12, said on completing his first campaign helming the Hares: “If you look at the table then we haven’t done so well compared to last season when we finished fourth.

“If you examine beneath the surface then we’ve done a significant amount. We’ve got a strong base and future. The lads here aren’t chasing money, we want character and attitude.

“The lads have told me they are committed for next season. It’s not just a one-year project – I’m here as long as the Board want me here.

“Danny played very well in goal and has a lot of talent. He made an excellent double save and was unlucky with the first goal on a bobbly surface.”

Two second goals sunk 
understrength March Town at the fourth-place Wanderers.

Crosbie added: “The lads battled hard and deserved something. We set ourselves up with what we had and we weren’t embarrassed.”

Joe Gallagher brought a fine save from the home keeper, Ash Brand went close with a free-kick and Ash Blanchflower had a couple of chances.

March: Emmington, Ogden, Spendelow, Hipwell, Mattless, Crosbie, Blanchflower, Brand, Thompson, White, Gallagher. Sub: Bradshaw.