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March Town manager Ashley Taylor delighted with Bugbrooke St Michaels victory ahead of Eyensbury league fixture and Sheringham FA Cup clash

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Ashley Taylor’s March Town got their league campaign off to the perfect start - and are now gearing up for a big FA Cup clash.

The Hares top the United Counties League Premier Division South table after matchday one following their 4-0 thrashing of Bugbrooke St Michaels.

Captain Danny Emmington opened the scoring, before a Jack Friend double and Ryan Lennon’s strike sealed all three points.

Ashley Taylor was delighted with his side's start to the season
Ashley Taylor was delighted with his side's start to the season

They are due to face Eynesbury Rovers tonight (Tuesday) - and this weekend will see them host Sheringham in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.

The Hares boss was delighted with his side’s efforts at both ends of the pitch after they thumped Bugbrooke.

They kept their opponents at bay having not secured a single clean sheet during their pre-season campaign, while a clinical edge in the final third meant they took the limited chances they did create.

Ryan Lennon scored at the weekend, but will miss tonight's game through injury
Ryan Lennon scored at the weekend, but will miss tonight's game through injury

However, Taylor refused to get carried away.

“We’re really pleased to put down a good marker for our first game, but there will be a lot tougher challenges than that,” he said.

“You’re going to a new league, new grounds, new teams. We just want to try and build on that momentum that we built on Saturday.

“You can’t really get too carried away, but as far as what we’d want from the boys in the first game - to score goals to keep a clean sheet - we couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Ryan Lennon took a blow to the foot on Saturday and is set to miss tonight's game, but Taylor believes he shout be fit again by the weekend.

Sam Murphy will be out for three to four weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Taylor added: "I know a little bit (about Eynesbury), so that helps us going into the game.

"Obviously they lost their first game on Saturday, so they're going to be really motivated to get a reaction, to put a positive result on the board for them.

"We have to deal with that. What we have to try and do is, from the start, take that confidence away early doors.

"We've got to be prepared for them because they're going to come at us and try their best to get the three points, but we're confident. I believe if we do things right, we can get three points."

On the FA Cup tie on Saturday, he said: “We want to try and go as far as we possibly can in that competition and the FA Vase. Obviously there are financial benefits to that as well, and as we know every little bit of income can help us.

“We want to give it a good go, and we’re looking forward to playing in the FA Cup on Saturday.”

March Town vs Bugbrooke St Michael: Gill, Garner, Callaghan, Emmington, Brumby, Romanos (Green), Burrows (Goodby), Saunders (Gibson), Gillies, Friend, Cowie (Lennon)

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