October 24 2014 Latest news:
Whittlesey (Coates) Athletic manager Andy Lodge says he will be “disappointed” if his side don’t win the league this season.
March Town United will be out for revenge when they host Braintree Town Reserves on Saturday.
March Town United under-7s Reds show off their new kits, which are sponsored by EMR Wall Coating.
Two March Town United junior sides show off their sponsored kits.
Jermaine Watson and Dean Saunders got the goals as Doddington United saw off Outwell Swifts 2-1 in a top of the table tussle on Saturday.
An injury crisis meant March Town United Ladies manager Gary Davis had to persuade his wife to make up the numbers.
March Town United made it four on the bounce with a 3-1 win over Team Bury on Saturday but manager Chris Bartlett says they need to start games better.
March Town United has been given £100,000 to spend on a new clubhouse and changing facilities which they hope will benefit the whole town.
March Town United manager Chris Bartlett says his side didn’t get out of first gear in their 1-0 win at Cornard United on Saturday.
An under-strength March Town United sent out a warning shot to the rest of the league with a 5-1 dismantling of leaders Debenham LC at the GER on Saturday.
Dan Woods’ penalty two minutes from time helped March Town United win 2-1 at Woodbridge Town on Saturday,
MARCH was home to two football clubs prior to the Second World War – March Town, established in 1886, and March GER United, formed in 1911.
After the war, however, March GER United did not reform and March Town – which played at Estover Road, Gaul Drove, Burrowmoor and The Avenue Ground prior to the outbreak of conflict – took over the GER Sports Ground.
In 1950, March Town added United to their title. The club, nicknamed the Hares, joined the Eastern Counties League in 1954, finishing third in their first season and runners-up in their second. During their second season they also reached the first round of the FA cup for the first time, losing 4-0 at established Football League side Brentford. March also reached the FA Cup first round in 1978-79, losing 2-0 at Swindon Town.
March have only won the Eastern Counties League once in their history, in 1987-88. They played their title decider in front of 2,000 fans at local rivals Chatteris Town. In 1996-97, they finished bottom of the Premier Division and were relegated to Division One where they have remained since.
The GER ground also staged greyhound racing, cycling and cricket until 1960. Because of this, the ground’s main stand is some distance from the edge of the pitch.