NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: March Town boss disappointed by defeat but heartened by performance in season-opener

PUBLISHED: 13:09 08 August 2018

Toby Allen struck for March Town in their defeat to his former club, King's Lynn Town Reserves. Picture: IAN CARTER

Toby Allen struck for March Town in their defeat to his former club, King's Lynn Town Reserves. Picture: IAN CARTER

Archant

March Town chief Brett Whaley was left disappointed by a losing start to the Thurlow Nunn League season – but took heart from his side’s performance.

The Hares were beaten 2-1 by King’s Lynn Town Reserves in their First Division North opener at the GER last night.

March fell behind midway through the first half before levelling on the hour through a stunning Toby Allen strike.

The teenage talent, who had a spell with the Lynn second string last season, seized on a mis-directed clearance from the visiting goalkeeper and punished him with a classy lob from 35 yards over a recovering defender.

But March conceded again with 15 minutes to go to be left empty-handed but far from deflated.

“The result is certainly a disappointment as we wanted to put points on the board,” said Whaley. “But I was pleasantly surprised by how well we performed in our first game of the season.

“There was nothing to choose between the two sides – it simply boiled down to the fact that they took one more of their chances.

“Lynn were probably the better team in the first half, but we were really impressive in the second half.

“The only slight criticism is that we lost our shape a bit when chasing a second goal and left ourselves vulnerable, but it was good to see us playing with purpose and creating chances with a new style of play.”

March are back on home turf this Saturday when entertaining Needham Market Reserves, 3pm.

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:15

Works to create a new safe route for pedestrians and cyclists at Norwood Bridge in March are substantially complete and the road re-opens tonight at 7pm.

Yesterday, 17:02

Star Wars actor Warwick Davis was the special guest at a Witchford primary school today as he gave a talk and answered questions about dwarfism.

Yesterday, 13:42

Forty doves were rescued from a blazing building near Whittlesey after arsonists struck last night settling alight cars, a tractor and a caravan.

09:20

Talks, mini-workshops and opportunities to mingle with other writers were all part of the annual writers’ day in Witchford.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Cambs Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy