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March boss says: 'We were spot on'

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March Town interim manager Ash Taylor is in confident mood as his team go into two away games in five days on the back of three consecutive league victories.

This afternoon (Saturday), The Hares thumped Kirkley and Pakefield 5-1, ahead of Tuesday's Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division clash at Ely City and Saturday's game at Woodbridge Town.

After a third convincing victory, Taylor – who will surely soon be confirmed permanent boss of The Hares – said: "We now go to Ely City on Tuesday with confidence. Today was the best we have been on the ball. The way we moved it, the way we made the pitch big and had that confidence was the best I've seen, and now it's about repetition, high standards and taking it into the next game.

Manager Ash Taylor and assistant Guy Habbin
Manager Ash Taylor and assistant Guy Habbin

"We've not won away yet and we've spoken about that. You're not in your comfort zone away from home and you have to have a real grit about yourself, be strong, be disciplined and embrace that challenge and get that mindset right.

"The challenge within the group is that we do have to improve the away results and I'm sure over time, hopefully starting on Tuesday, that will happen."

On today's impressive victory, Taylor said: "It was so pleasing to get five goals at home today after getting six against Swaffham... and I thought there could have been a couple more. After losing in the FA Vase on Tuesday, the good thing for me was the reaction from the team. From an attacking and defensive point of view, we were spot on.

Another win for Ash Taylor
Another win for Ash Taylor

"The best thing for me today was our reaction. We worked hard to go in front and then conceded, but we reacted in a positive manner and 5-1 was a fair reflection of the match."

The forward line was particularly impressive, and the boss added: "You give Jack Friend four chances like that and he scores four goals. But his work off the ball for the team was such an example and he also understood the right time to arrive in the box when Jack Frohawk and Brody Warren got in good positions.

"When Frohawk is on it, he is unplayable. He didn't play much through pre-season but we've built up his fitness and now he's nearly there. At his best, it's a very tough afternoon for the opposition defenders.

"Brody Warren worked their defence well too and Stef Cavozzi will 100% be a first team player. It's a learning process for him but his speed is so scary for defenders and he's definitely one for the future."

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