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March Town's interim manager Ash Taylor paid tribute to the fans' support after a great 2-0 league win this afternoon (Saturday) against Whitton United and said it would be impossible to turn down the job on a permanent basis if the chance came.

After watching a rejuvinated Hares beat a strong Whitton United outfit, the former Chatteris Town and current March U18 boss said: "My aim is simple and that is to try to win games, to get confidence in the team and keep it there and prove that we are capable of competing at this level, which we are.

"I was happy to come in and help but, if offered by the board, it's a job I'd love to take. After days like today, how can you not want to be manager of this football club? But we'll see what happens."

A hug for interim manager Ash Taylor from chairman Phil White
A hug for interim manager Ash Taylor from chairman Phil White

March were cheered on by a vociferous crowd today and Taylor added: "I must give a shout out to the supporters as we would not be able to do it without them – they really do push us on.

"I think they are the best supporters in the league – the reception they gave us when we came off the pitch was fantastic. And they gave us that support because they saw a team committed to the cause."

On the performance, he said: "I'm over the moon. Since I've took over, the commitment has been fantastic, but today we added quality to it. I'm so proud of the players because after the work they put in, they fully deserve it.

Ash Taylor salutes the fans
Ash Taylor salutes the fans

"Last season they weren't under the pressure they are now so I've made them realise that at this level you are going to have 10 to 15 minute spells when you are going to be on the back foot and you have to get through that and deal with that collectively, as a team, and we did that today.

"When Whitton did have those spells, especially at the start of the second half, we stayed concentrated and that was the key.

"Our shape and discipline was good, we worked on how to squeeze the ball higher up the pitch to make it hard for the opposition to get out. We had a clear idea of how we wanted to defend today and it was evident with the clean sheet."

And on Tuesday night's home game against bottom side Swaffham Town, Taylor had this to say: "We've been conceding three here, three there, so going into Tuesday night, this game was massive.

Interim March manager Ash Taylor leads his team off the pitch
Interim March manager Ash Taylor leads his team off the pitch

"We now have momentum going into that game. The boys have been used to having that great feeling on a Saturday evening, going home feeling really good, and now we've got that feeling back and we want to keep it."

Interim March manager Ash Taylor and Jack Rawson
Interim March manager Ash Taylor and Jack Rawson
Interim March manager Ash Taylor celebrates with Josh Burrows
Interim March manager Ash Taylor celebrates with Josh Burrows
Interim March manager Ash Taylor and assistant Guy Habbin
Interim March manager Ash Taylor and assistant Guy Habbin
Interim March manager Ash Taylor
Interim March manager Ash Taylor
Interim March manager Ash Taylor with sub Steff Cavozzi
Interim March manager Ash Taylor with sub Steff Cavozzi
Interim March manager Ash Taylor
Interim March manager Ash Taylor
Interim March manager Ash Taylor
Interim March manager Ash Taylor


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