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Hares net successive wins over festive period having dispatched Fenland rivals Wisbech St Mary on Boxing Day

By Fenland Citizen Reporter

March Town manager Brett Whaley believes a winning run could create a memorable season for his side, writes Dan Mason.

Whaley saw the Hares record a competent 2-0 victory over Swaffham Town on Saturday to go level on points with their third-placed opponents in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League, strike partners Craig Gillies and Jack Friend netting the goals.

That result made it successive wins over the festive period having dispatched Fenland rivals Wisbech St Mary on Boxing Day, confirming a 10th and 11th league win of the campaign so far.

March v Team Bury football action....Brett Whaley. (6253513)
March v Team Bury football action....Brett Whaley. (6253513)

“It was a really big result,” the March boss said.

“I think Swaffham are one of the top sides in the league, so it is a really pleasing result for us.

“We’ve become difficult to beat and learnt how to dig out results.

“We’re able to compete with the top sides now.

“I think we got 39 points off 40 games last year; we’ve now got 39 in 20 games, so we’re making massive improvements.”

It’s been an impressive string of games for March, who have suffered only two league defeats in over three months, but Whaley knows more can be done to maintain the momentum.

“We had a 12-game unbeaten run, which is great.

“For us, now, it’s a winning run. The odd draw lets other sides either get away from you or start to catch you.

“We’ve got some real firepower.

“The group of forwards that we’ve got, a lot of sides will be quite jealous.

“We’ve sometimes given goals away in patches; that can’t happen any more.

“Wins breed confidence, and if we continue to do that, I don’t see why we can’t stay in and around the top four like we are now.”

March play their first league game of the new year at rock-bottom Needham Market Reserves this weekend (January 5, 3pm).


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