Horrible night for March Hares

Fakenham Town 3, March Town 0

THE Hares conceded three second half goals on Tuesday in what boss Paul Crosbie described as a “horrible night” in Thurlow Nunn Division One.

Crosbie added: “We didn’t play well at all, very disappointing. We have thrown away what we have done in a month. They were very direct and robust and we took time to settle.”

March were undone within 45 seconds of the restart at Clipbush Park from a free header when they failed to deal with a long diagonal ball into the box. Ten minutes later the Ghosts scrambled in a second, and then added a breakaway goal.

Sub Sean White missed a chance from inside the six-yard box at 2-0, but Crosbie said: “We’re not sure how he did it, but it would’ve been a travesty if we got back in it. The first goal was sloppy and we never responded from that.

“We only had one recognised centre half, so we pulled Scott Welcher back. We missed Scott’s energy in midfield and got overrun in the first half. We didn’t dominate in midfield as we should have done.

“Lewis Thompson was two-footed, but no action was taken. He has got a horrific bruise on his ankle. We’re asked to respect referees but by the same token referees have got to respect the laws of the game. To be fair, he was bad for both teams.”

March: Hipwell, Welcher, Sutton, Lemmon, McDonough, Hollis, G. Staffieri, Thompson, Darlow, Emmington, Anderson. Subs used: Masters, White, Saunders.