Fate still in own hands

City Of Peterborough 4,

March Town 0

March travelled to second place Peterborough knowing a win would almost guarantee promotion as champions but it was the home side that wanted the game more.

In a fast-paced game March were very unlucky to have a short corner ruled out for what the March players thought was a stone wall stroke.

This in itself could have changed the complexion of the game, but it was Peterborough who took the initiative and after some sloppy defending found themselves 2-0 up at half-time.

After a more concerted effort initially the game soon settled into the same pattern and Peterborough scored two more unanswered goals and now swop places with March as they remain second with two games to go.

Promotion is still in March’s hands with two wins in the final two games ensuring promotion to Division 1, the highest league March have ever played in during their history.

On Saturday they entertain rivals Ely at Neale Wade.

Spalding 3rds 8, March 3rds 0

March took on promotion hopefuls Spalding and could not halt the run of poor performances.

Spalding were 3-0 up by half time and matters were made worse for the second half when Dan Shirley limped off after ten minutes.

The home side scored five more in the second half and keep their promotion push on track.

Meanwhile March are looking to finish in the top six.

March Ladies 4,

Huntingdon Ladies 2

Huntingdon took the lead and March responded with a goal five minutes later with a lovely strike from Laura Mitchell.

March were then on a roll and went into the lead through Nikki Wright.

Huntingdon continued to press resulting in solid defending from Lorna Larham, Amy Seaton and Flick Allen. A lovely run down the wing from Sherry resulted in another goal for March, leaving it 3-1 at half-time.

The second half started with Huntingdon pressing, however Suzanna Thomas made a run and scoring a lovely undercut that hit the netting 20 minutes into the second half.

March eased off a bit resulting in Huntingdon scoring their second goal straight away making it 4-2 at the final whistle.

A good team performance by March and a well deserved win and confidence boost for the promotion battle last game of the season on March 26.

Team: Nicky Rosser, Emily Wood, Laura Mitchell, Amy Seaton, Cath Fryett, Lorna Larham, Nikki Wright, Libby Wallis, Suzanna Thomas, Felicity Allen, Sherry Nielander

March 4’s v St Ives 4’s – postponed.