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Hares draw with Lakenheath in Division One North having gone in front via Dave Jackson

By Fenland Citizen Reporter

March Town FC manager Brett Whaley says chances of promotion this season are now out of their hands, writes Dan Mason.

Whaley’s side secured a 1-1 draw with Lakenheath in Thurlow Nunn League, Division One North on Saturday, having gone in front late on in the second-half.

Dave Jackson headed the hosts into a 77th-minute lead before Jack Gould struck six minutes from time.

March v Team Bury football action....Brett Whaley. (6506505)
March v Team Bury football action....Brett Whaley. (6506505)

“I think we are a little bit short in terms of promotion because Harleston, Mulbarton and Swaffham are ahead of us,” the Hares boss said.

“Realistically now, we rely on others dropping points and for us to go on a really good run.”

Whaley continued of Saturday’s opponents Lakenheath: “They’ve got some decent players, so today was always going to be a difficult game. I just felt we didn’t take the confidence into the game we should have done.”

A 13th league win could have lifted March into third, but now lie two points and a place below Swaffham Town, who have played one game less.

It was a competitive affair at the GER, the only real excitement of note coming towards the end, and a disappointed Whaley said: “There aren’t many that can take a lot of credit today. We’re better than that and I think it’s just a shame we’ve got ourselves in a situation where we needed to win games.

“We play Felixstowe next week who are towards the bottom of the table. We have to go there and win.

“We basically need to win every game and that’s tough with a young side because you will get days like today. It’s about taking the club forward, which we have done this year, and push as hard as we can.”

March travel to second-from-bottom Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves this weekend (January 19, 3pm), beginning a run of four away games in their next six league outings.

March: Dalton, Kilford (sub Mohammed Hamza), Cooke, Jackson, Barker, Mattless (capt), Emmington, Williams (sub Rob Conyard), Rawson, Gillies, Friend.

Referee: Paul Stearman.

Attendance: 142.


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