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March Town and Wisbech Town were both knocked out of FA competitions this afternoon (Saturday).

March lost 1-0 at home to United Counties League premier division Rothwell Corinthians in the first round of the FA Vase, while Wisbech went down by the same scoreline at Kidsgrove Athletic in the FA Trophy.

A tired and depleted March Town side were knocked out of the Vase by an 80th minute wonder goal by Corinthians at the GER ground this afternoon.

March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174287)
March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174287)

Jordan Henson's 25 yard strike put the visitors into the next round against a Hares team missing Jack Friend through suspension and Josh Burrows, who was cup tied.

The Fenmen were undone by a goal just before half time but can count themselves unlucky not to have forced a replay against Staffordshire opponents.

In the Thurlow Nunn League first division north Wisbech St Mary put in an improved performance but still lost their 11th game out of 11 when defeated 4-2 at home to seventh place Debenham LC.

March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174288)
March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174288)

The Saints, boosted by the signings of Ryan Harnwell from Ely City and Beckham Kennelly on loan from Wisbech Town, led 2-1 at the break.

Chatteris TownFC triumphed 3-0 over Ely City Reserves in the Cambridgeshire Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup.

The the Peterborough League match of the weekend, Parson Drove move up to seventh after a home win against Moulton Harrox in the premier division on Friday evening. Leverington Sports remain second bottom after a 4-3 defeat at second place Thorney. Eleventh place Long Sutton drew 1-1 at home to eighth place Oakham United.

In division one, Sutton Bridge are third from bottom after a 5-0 home hammering against second place Cardea FC and in division three, Tydd Reserves drew 1-1 with Holbeach United Sports.

Parson Drove Reserves won 6-0 at AFC Christchurch in the first round of the Cambs Lower Junior Challenge Cup, while Leverington Sports Reserves won an 11-goal thriller at home to Fen Tigers Engineers 6-5 after extra time, the scores being 3-3 at 90 minutes.

March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174292)
March FC v Rothwell Corinthians FA Vase action. (19174292)

In the draw for the third round of the Thurlow Nunn League Division One Knockout Cup, March have been drawn at home to high-flying Downham Town. The game will be played on Tuesday, November 5.



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