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March Town United Reserves lost 2-1 at home to fourth place West Wratting in our featured match on Saturday.

Sean White scored his sixth of the season for the Hares, who went down to a fifth successive league defeat.

But it was a great day for AFC Walpole in Kershaw Senior B as they won 3-0 at Houghton & Wyton, while leaders Hardwick crashed 4-1 at Cambridge University Press Reserves. The Honey Badgers are now three points off the top but with three games in hand.

March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807110)
March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807110)

Brendan Burton set up Robbie Knight to hammer home the opener for Walpole, Joe Reed passed for Niall Burton to score the second and Ben Jimson put Bradley Kennedy away for the third.

March Town United A are up to second place in Kershaw 1B after beating Alconbury 4-2 at home, Alfie Richardson (2), Carlos Mendes and Keaton Smith scoring.

In Kershaw 2B, Chatteris Town Reserves were beaten 6-2 at home to second place Exning United, Martin Saunders and Alfie Holiday on target, and Wimblington lost 2-0 at leaders Needingworth United.

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March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807111)

Doddington United's miserable season continued with a 15-0 home hammering to second from bottom Houghton & Wyton Reserves.

AFC Walpole Reserves are up to second place in Kershaw 4B after beating Benwick Athletic Reserves 2-1, Nathan Watson scoring both. Guyhirn Reserves beat lowly Manea United Reserves 4-1, Jack Rolfe netting for United.

In the North Cambs Junior Cup, Outwell Swifts beat Fen Tigers Engineers 5-1, with goals from Ross Beart, Adan-Jay Lewis, former March Town player Jack Rawson with a 30-yard free kick, Dylan Pevreall and sub Ben Longmuir.

In the Peterborough League Premier Division, Leverington Sports went down 3-1 at Netherton United, captain Phil Robinson scoring, while in Division One, Wisbech Town Reserves' promotion hopes are looking very doubtful after losing 3-2 at Deeping Rangers Reserves.

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March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807112)

Wisbech gave debuts to new signings Marley Barrett and Ricards Popovic and could have found themselves ahead early in the game had the Deeping keeper not pulled off good saves from Dan Hempson and Barrett, but it was Deeping who settled into the game and opened the scoring.

Ajay Jolly scored his eighth goal of the season to draw the scores level with a well placed free kick from 35 yards out. Deeping ended the half on top but could not score mainly due to some great goalkeeping from Matty Harrison.

It was Deeping who started the stronger in the second half but missed a chance to take the lead when a penalty hit the bar. Minutes later, Hempson ran at the defence and let fire with a rasping left foot shot that the keeper could only parry into the path of Barrett, who calmly slotted the ball home to score on his debut.

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March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807115)

Deeping then levelled the score and the winning goal came when a ball was lofted into the Wisbech area and Lee misjudged his header and it looped over keeper Harrison and into an empty net. Any hopes of a Fenmen equaliser ended when keeper Harrison was sent off after an altercation with a home defender.

Manager Jonny Pearce said: “We knew today would be tough, Deeping will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season and we had some of our starting regulars missing.

"I cannot fault the lads for effort. Marley Barrett proved what a talent he is and he will cause opposition problems, and Ricards Popovic grew into the game and looked very comfortable at left back. Matty’s red card with 20 minutes to go killed us a bit. It was also good to have Andre Da Silva back from injury."

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March res. v West Wratting football action. (53807116)

In Division Two, Long Sutton Athletic Reserves drew 3-3 at Holbeach United Sports on Wednesday evening.

Leverington Sports Reserves lost 5-2 at Deeping United in Division Three, Marley Woods and Grant Thompson scoring, and Tydd Reserves drew 2-2 at home with Dreams, Jamie Steward and Sam Cooper getting their goals.

In Division Three of the North West Norfolk League, Marshland Saints Reserves were beaten 4-3 at AFC Lynn Napier Reserves, Dylan Rust (2) and Jack Gaunt netting for Saints.

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