March Town FC dazzle in the sun
Diss T 2 March T 3
The Hares in their first Thurlow Nunn League Division One trip of the campaign dazzled in the sun.
They were late arriving due to a road closure but started brightly.
Dan Woods troubled Diss out on the left. He moved inside in the fourth minute and suddenly volleyed a cross home from 25 yards. Diss were quick and incisive in attack and scored in the 17th minute from a cheaply-conceded free-kick.
The home side got a second on 36 minutes. Some fine saves from Dave Beeny kept their lead to one at the interval.
By tightening up and leaving Ondre Odain to up front, March were able to exert much more influence in the midfield.
On 62 minutes Odain levelled. Then sub Shane Cooke delivered a fine cross to see Odain hit the post, hit the keeperwith the rebound, and the ball flew up and was met by Ash Brand who converted the winner 10 minutes from the end.
March host Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday.
March: Beeny, Evans, Fiddes, Jackson, Goult, Mattless, Cox (Brady), White (Cooke), Woods (Brand), Odain, Barber.
Peterborough League Division Three
Tydd SM 4
Riverside Res 2
Tydd started their PDFL season off in style.
Riverside took the lead when a poorly weighted back pass by Ian Thrower presented the striker with a one-on-one which was converted past ’keeper, David Cooper. Tydd drew level just three minutes later when MoM Darren Rawthorn stabbed a tight pass through to Daniel Piccaver to swivel and fire home.
Tydd came out all guns blazing and full back, Joshua Slator, overlapped down the right and squared a great cross for Scott Pemberton to slam home at the far post. Rawthorn interchanged with Slator who finished in great style. Rawthorn fed Pemberton who bagged his second.
Late on centre-half Luke Tordoff was adjudged to have fouled a Riverside player in the box and the penalty was despatched.
Manager Carl Wilson was happy: “There are still things we need to work on, but all in all a good win.”