WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: March Town Ladies edge Hungate Rovers in final friendly fixture

PUBLISHED: 16:15 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:15 07 August 2017

Livvi Hodges' double helped March Town Ladies to a 2-1 win over Hungate Rovers on Saturday. PHOTO: Jon Sharpe

Livvi Hodges' double helped March Town Ladies to a 2-1 win over Hungate Rovers on Saturday. PHOTO: Jon Sharpe

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A late goal gave March Town Ladies the perfect warm-up to their Cambs Women’s Premiership opener last weekend.

Livvi Hodges struck with five minutes to play to send the Hares to a 2-1 win over Hungate Rovers ahead of their league opener at Peterborough ICA Sports on Thursday.

Hodges gave March the lead just seconds in after her lofted cross ended up in the net, before Hungate levelled with 10 minutes of the first half left to play thanks to Kelsey McKenna’s neat finish.

But the Hares clinched the victory in the 85th minute after Chas Miller’s through ball sliced through the Hungate defence and player-of-the-match Hodges finished well.

March travel to Peterborough on Thursday (10) for their first league encounter before hosting four consecutive home games against Cambridge City, Orton Rangers in the League Cup, St Ives and Netherton United.

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