Trouble at home: March Town United boss desperate to break ‘the curse of the GER’
12:34 10 October 2012
BOSS Paul Crosbie has admitted he is desperate to beat “the curse of the GER” as March Town United strive to improve their dismal home form.
Last night’s 2-1 loss to table-toppers Cambridge University Press was the Hares’ third defeat in their last four games in front of their own fans.
Two thirds of their points in the Thurlow Nunn First Division have been won on the road - and Crosbie is keen to transfer that form into their home ties.
“I don’t know what it is about the GER,” he said. “Maybe we need someone to break the curse with a sacrifice underneath the goal posts.
“When 70-odd people are coming out on a cold Tuesday night to back us, we need to perform. Hopefully they can see we’re heading in the right direction but we need to turn that into wins.”
Two goals from set pieces cost March last night, but they were by no means outplayed by the league leaders.
Crosbie was frustrated not to have more than Robbie Masters’ late overhead kick to show for his side’s efforts, with James McDonough rattling the bar mid-way through the second half.
“That was by far and away our best performance since we beat Braintree last month,” he said. “I’m biased, obviously, but I thought there was only one team playing football.
“There’s no other team in this league that can play the football we can. There’s nobody that I’ve seen who I’d say were better than us.
“We just need more belief and to get a bit more street-wise.”
Crosbie was also cursing his luck on Saturday as a controversial late equaliser cancelled out Lewis Thompson’s penalty in a 1-1 draw with Braintree Town Reserves.
The Hares will be without Aidan Hollis and Aaron Bailey for their trip to high-flying Newmarket Town on Saturday. Scott Welcher is doubtful with an ankle injury but Stu Porter and Ash Spendelow should return.
Crosbie said: “We’ll go there with confidence because we felt we should have got something out of last night’s game. We’re good on the road and hopefully we’ll go there and back ourselves.”