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Foy goal sees March Town close in on play-off dream

March Town are closing in on a promotion play-off place after a win at home against Lutterworth Town this afternoon.

And it was also a decent day for Wisbech Town, who came from two down at half-time to draw 2-2 at Newark and Sherwood United, while Parson Drove got an excellent 6-3 win at Wivenhoe Town.

Matt Foy gave March the lead against 14th-place Lutterworth in just the fifth minute of this United Counties Premier South clash with his tenth of the campaign and that’s the way it stayed at the break.

Matt Foy scored March’s only goal this afternoon
Matt Foy scored March’s only goal this afternoon

The fifth-place Hares were unable to extend their lead after half-time and they now need a maximum of two wins from five games to achieve their play-off dream.

Tenth-place Newark were 2-0 up at the break after a sloppy first half from the 14th-place Fenmen saw the home side netting in the 24th and the 33rd minutes of their United Counties Premier North game.

The visitors pulled one back in the 51st minute when Michael Frew got on the end of a Dan George goal kick to dink the keeper for his third Fenmen goal of the season.

Michael Frew scored one and made one for Wisbech today
Michael Frew scored one and made one for Wisbech today

And they equalised in the 74th minute when Frew was kicked in the head and sub Andre Williams converted his sixth of the campaign from the penalty spot.

The drama continued in the 84th minute when Oli Williams was red carded for a high foot.

Parson Drove enjoyed a remarkable win at Wivenhoe in the Eastern Counties League First Division North to leapfrog the home side into tenth place. Arran Duke’s men conceded the first goal before storming to a 5-1 half time lead.

Drove then made it six after the break before Wivenhoe got two of their own to make the final score 6-3. Goals came from a Jack Prentice double to make it five in four games since joining Drove, Callum Robinson, Harrison Taylor. Adrian Bilicz and Byron Adiado.

Jack Prentice
Jack Prentice

On Wednesday evening two goals from Tommy Hunt and one from Matteo Perkins saw them draw 3-3 at home with Cornard United.

March now have three away game and travel to play second-from-bottom Eynesbury Rovers on Tuesday evening before a trip to tenth place Bugbrooke St Michaels next Saturday and a game at sixth place Yaxley on Bank Holiday Monday. Their final two games are both at home, to 15th place Easington Sports and third place Racing Club Warwick on Saturdays, April 6 and 13.

On Tuesday night Wisbech entertain fifth place Skegness Town, who are likely to have former Fenmen management duo Danny Brooks and Leon Mettam in their squad – before a game at ninth place Deeping Rangers on Bank Holiday Monday.

Leon Mettam and Danny Brooks – seen here celebrating a Wisbech goal earlier in the season – should be back at Fountain Fresh Park on Tuesday evening.
Leon Mettam and Danny Brooks – seen here celebrating a Wisbech goal earlier in the season – should be back at Fountain Fresh Park on Tuesday evening.

Parson Drove have the first of four consecutive home games, against fourth place Holland, next Saturday.

Wisbech: George, Howe, Wren, Briggs, Mattless, O.Williams, Ward (Roberts 85), Wilson, Frew (Allen 86), Challinor (Kacirek 92), Murkin (A. Williams 62). Attendance: 184.

March: Gill, Bucciero, Saunders, Brumby, Emmington, Whyatt, Burrows (Carolan), Green, Gillies (Cavozzi), Foy, Seymour-Shove (Rider). Subs (not used): Withers, Callaghan. Attendance: 296.

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