Hares win a thriller and Saints are off the mark
With Wisbech not in action this afternoon, all eyes were on March and Wisbech St Mary as they battled it out at different ends of the Thurlow Nunn League first division north.
And while there was joy for the high-flying Hares with a thrilling 4-3 home victory against fellow promotion chasers Diss Town, there was despair for the Saints, who claimed their first league point of the season but conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at Needham Market Reserves, having led 2-0.
March are now fifth with games in hand in a division where four teams go up, whereas Saints are rock bottom.
Charlie Webb put the visitors ahead after just three minutes at March but Tarren Moxon equalised from distance after 10 minutes before Webb grabbed back the Diss lead. Striker Jack Friend then took two chances to see the Hares lead 3-2 at the break.
In the second half, Toby Allen's fierce drive made it four before Diss pulled one back with just a minute left.
At Needham Market, Hempson put Wisbech St Mary 1-0 up inside the first minute and when Miller made it two after 14 minutes, they looked well set. But the home team pulled one back from the penalty spot after 46 minutes and, despite being down to ten men for much of the second half, they scored an 88th minute equaliser.
In the Peterborough League, most games fell victim to waterlogged pitches. Second-from-bottom Sutton Bridge did play in division one but went down 7-3 at home to mid-table Stamford Belvedere at the Memorial Park.
In the first round of the Spalding Inter Services Cup, Long Sutton Reserves won 4-2 at Tydd Reserves. Long Sutton A are now seventh in division five after beating third place Cambridge FC 3-2 at London Road.