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March Town 3, Holbeach United 2

Pre-season BKD Trophy

Skipper Danny Emmington was the hero as March won the BKD Trophy 3-2 against Holbeach on Friday evening.

March celebrate victory
March celebrate victory

The BKD trophy is an annual pre-season fixture played in memory of three March Under 18 players – Ben Whiteway, Karl Munton and Daniel Runacres – who tragically died in a car crash in 2002.

March had taken the lead through a Jack Friend penalty and dominated the rest of the first half without creating any more clear cut chances.

The second half was completely different, with Holbeach getting back into the game and then taking the lead.

The victorious March squad
The victorious March squad

With five minutes left to play it became the Emmington show as captain fantastic scored from close range and then sealed victory in added time by smashing a free kick into the top corner.

March included Daniel Ehbudzhuo, who has arrived in the UK due to the war in Ukraine and will sign if and when given international clearance. Daniel, who is a full back, was at Shakhtar Donetsk and has represented Ukraine at Under 17 level.

Manager Ash Taylor said: "We have supported him the best way we possibly can to make the transition as easy as possible for him. Socially the lads and my management team have been fantastic with him, making him feel part of the family.

"Daniel has represented Ukraine at U17 level nine times. We are excited he will be joining us and we look forward to watching him progress."

Celebrating Danny Emmington's late winner
Celebrating Danny Emmington's late winner
Action from March v Holbeach in the BKD Cup
Action from March v Holbeach in the BKD Cup
Ukrainian Daniel Ehbudzhuo on the ball
Ukrainian Daniel Ehbudzhuo on the ball
Jack Friend's penalty gives March a 1-0 lead
Jack Friend's penalty gives March a 1-0 lead
March manager Ash Taylor
March manager Ash Taylor
March v Holbeach in the BKD cup. (58177202)
March v Holbeach in the BKD cup. (58177202)
Lewis Gibson on the ball
Lewis Gibson on the ball
Ryan Lennon in action
Ryan Lennon in action
Jack Saunders challenges the Holbeach keeper
Jack Saunders challenges the Holbeach keeper
New March signing Sam Murphy
New March signing Sam Murphy
Action from March v Holbeach in the BKD Cup
Action from March v Holbeach in the BKD Cup
Craig Gillies goes close
Craig Gillies goes close
Eoin McQuaid watches as Danny Emmington curls in the winning free kick
Eoin McQuaid watches as Danny Emmington curls in the winning free kick

March: Gill, Garner, Goodby, Emmington, Ehbudzhuo, Murphy, Gibson, Saunders, Lennon, Friend, Gillies. Subs: McQuaid, Cowie, S Cavozzi, Conyard, Edwards.



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