September 19 2014 Latest news:
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 Town Ladies had their first ever taste of the FA Cup when they hosted Roade Ladies yesterday.
March Town United manager Chris Bartlett says his side’s 4-0 loss against Long Melford at the GER was “a bridge too far” but he hopes his players will be back to their best for the trip to Woodbridge Town on Saturday.
March Town United suffered penalty shoot out agony at Kings Lynn Town Reserves in the First Division Knock Out Cup last night.
March Town United is asking for the public to have its say on their plans for a new clubhouse.
March Town United manager Chris Bartlett says his side is going in the right direction despite two narrow losses.
March Town United lost 2-1 to Swaffham Town at the GER last night in a game marred by a serious injury to Hares midfielder David Jackson.
March Town United’s good start to the season came to an end with a 2-1 loss at Braintree Town Reserves on Saturday.
March Town United manager Chris Bartlett hailed the spirit of his side after they followed up their opening day win against Stowmarket Town with an unlikely 1-0 win at Saffron Walden Town last night.
Goals from Denny Escorcio and Sean White helped March Town United kick off their Thurlow Nunn First Division campaign in style with a 2-0 win over Stowmarket Town.
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.