March Town Ladies picked off by late Cardea strikes in Cambridgeshire Womens & Girls County Football League Division 1 action
March Town Ladies threatened to make a daring comeback, but were ultimately overwhelmed in a 7-1 reverse to Cardea Ladies.
A weakened Hares side lined up for the Cambridgeshire Womens & Girls County Football League Division 1 fixture, and conceded twice in the opening 15 minutes.
Peggy Thurlby made some excellent stops to keep the scoreline down, before Liv Holden nearly reduced the deficit after thundering an effort against the Cardea crossbar.
Lexi Walters did manage to pull a goal back just minutes later, with her corner kick evading everybody and nestling in the back of the net.
Eleanor McLeish went close as the Hares started the second half the stronger of the two sides, and she and Cassie Houghton forcing the opposition goalkeeper into some decent stops.
However, a counter-attack led to Cardea's third - and their fourth followed not long afterwards.
March pushed in vain for a route back into the game, but were picked off with three late goals increasing the scoreline.
With a win and a loss from their opening two league fixtures, the ladies now look forward to a run of three home games in a row - starting with Newmarket this Sunday.