March Ladies 14,
March Ladies started 2014 off with their 10th consecutive league win.
Charlotte Norman started the game off with a ball straight into the D which Louise Minnis slotted into the goal. Rachel Mottram scored March’s second goal after dribbling from the wing. Minnis then scored a further four goals in the first half.
The second half started well for March as within seconds Amy Laws took the ball and scored.
March were attacking well and continued to keep hold of the ball. This led to Grace Hammond and Rachel Mottram getting another goal. Centre back Maria Shackloth came up the pitch to score.
With March’s defence all pushing up, it put pressure on Newmarket. Minnis notched another four goals and Becky Hammond scored from a short corner. A great game played by all.
Player of the match: Louise Minnis.
Cambridge South 1, March Town 2
March needed to pick up from where they left off before the Christmas break against a team who were one place below them in the table.
It looked as though the Christmas break had affected March as they couldn’t get hold of the ball. This allowed Cambridge to take the lead with a deflected effort.
That goal seemed to wake March up as they began to have much more of the possession for the rest of the first half. Ben Wright and Jamie Impey missed chances, however March did equalise before half-time with a trademark Jody Betts flick from a short corner.
The second half was more of the same as March kept hold of the ball for long periods. Another short corner allowed March to take the lead with MoM Ryan Wright scoring a rebound after the goalkeeper had saved a Betts strike. March were looking comfortable until they had Ben Wright yellow carded for dissent.
Ryan Wright cleared the ball off the line, meaning March have now won nine games on the bounce and have opened up a gap between themselves and Cambridge who are in third.
Next weekend March host fourth placed Cambs City at Neale Wade. 1pm start.