NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: March Town relishing the FA Vase challenge after prevailing on penalties in KO Cup clash

PUBLISHED: 15:11 06 September 2017

Goalkeeper Dave Beeny starred as March came through a Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup penalty shoot-out.

Goalkeeper Dave Beeny starred as March came through a Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup penalty shoot-out.

Archant

March Town boss Mel Mattless has called for support ahead of a big occasion at the GER on Saturday.

The Hares entertain higher-level Peterborough Northern Star in the opening round of the FA Vase.

And Mattless is hopeful his young side can cause a shock after an encouraging start to the Thurlow Nunn League First Division season.

The Hares suffered just a second league loss when being beaten 2-0 at Whitton last weekend.

“The FA Vase is a big competition and everyone looks forward to being involved in it,” said Mattless.

“Having a good run in it creates a real buzz and the prize money is a massive thing for clubs at our level.

“Hopefully plenty of people will come out and get behind in what looks a really tough test against a Step 5 team.”

March made progress in another knockout competition last night (Tuesday) when coming through a Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup penalty shoot-out.

They beat Needham Market Reserves 4-2 from the spot after a 2-2 deadlock.

The Hares – under the guidance of reserve chief Ashton Hodgson with Mattless and assistant Roy Brand both away – recovered from being 2-0 down thanks to strikes from Toby Allen and a Max Mattless equaliser.

Goalkeeper Dave Beeny then took centre stage with two vital saves in the shoot-out.

More news stories

14 minutes ago

MP Steve Barclay warned today that a key part of his new job as Brexit Secretary will to prepare the country for all scenarios including “deal or no deal”.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Ely and Wisbech on November 27.

The A14 between junctions 27 (Fenstanton) and 29 (Bar Hill) in Cambridgeshire has opened 20 hours earlier than scheduled following demolition of a bridge.

15:29

A new 80-bed care home could be built on land in Burwell as East Cambridgeshire has been identified an area “in greatest need” due to a “significant shortfall” of beds across the county.

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