March 12 2014 Latest news:
March Town United manager Paul Blanchflower says his players let themselves down after his side suffered a humiliating 7-0 loss against Stowmarket Town at the GER on Saturday.
Wimblington hit double figures against St Ives Rangers in Cambs Senior B on Saturday, smashing their hapless opponents 10-0.
Paul Blanchflower’s tenure as March Town United manager got off to the worst possible start with a demoralising 6-0 loss at Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday.
Chatteris Fen Tigers are through to the semi final of the North Cambs Junior Cup after a thrilling 3-2 win at March Town Reserves on Saturday.
Paul Crosbie has resigned as manager of March Town United to spend more time with his family.
March Town United boss Paul Crosbie hopes a three week break from football will “rejuvenate” his players.
March Town United will look to banish the memories of their last game when they host high flying Halstead Town on Saturday.
Boss Paul Crosbie questioned the commitment of some of his March Town United players after they were thrashed 7-1 by Team Bury on Saturday.
Wisbech St Mary’s difficult run continued as they lost 2-1 at Soham United in the Cambs Premier League.
March Town United battled hard but lost 2-0 at high-flying Swaffham Town on Saturday in their first game of 2014.
March Town United will be out for revenge when they travel to Swaffham 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.