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March Town Ladies played two games last week




March Town Ladies continued their busy schedule with two games last week.

They faced off against Whittlesey Athletic and Cambridge City A in the space of six days, drawing 1-1 before slipping to a 5-0 defeat.

The Hares travelled to face Whittlesey on Tuesday night, grinding out a draw which extended an eight-year unbeaten run in midweek fixtures.

Player of the match Kara Lumley (Steve Hone) (47728535)
Player of the match Kara Lumley (Steve Hone) (47728535)

Whittelsey started the brighter of the two sides, and could have taken an early lead had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping from Tori Sharpe.

The home side did go ahead after half an hour, scoring from a corner before having another strike ruled out shortly afterwards.

Yaz Holmes and Abby Grist went close for March, and a strong start to the second half was rewarded when the latter latched onto a fine pass and fired into the roof of the net.

Adele Munday for March Town Ladies (Steve Hone) (47728490)
Adele Munday for March Town Ladies (Steve Hone) (47728490)

Eleanor McLeish struck the crossbar during an end-to-end finale to the game, but neither side could find a winner and went home with a share of the spoils.

A 5-0 defeat to Cambridge City A brought a young March side back down to earth on Sunday.

The Hares found themselves 2-0 down before scoring what they believed to be a perfectly good goal, but it was disallowed by the referee. They conceded a third shortly afterwards.

Eliseia Cucuclite, Adele Munday and McLeish had chances to reduce the deficit as the game progressed, but March lacked a clinical edge.

Eleanor McLeish for March Town Ladies (Steve Hone) (47728447)
Eleanor McLeish for March Town Ladies (Steve Hone) (47728447)

Cambridge rounded off their victory with two late goals, which March coach Gary Davis said was hard to accept.

“It's karma really,” he said. “We had a decision go for us at Whittlesey when they had a goal disallowed and we had a couple of big decisions go against us against City. They even out over a season.

“We had some youngsters playing today - three 16-year-olds, and they did themselves and the team proud.”

Kara Lumley was handed the player of the match award for March after a strong performance at right wingback.



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