June 19 2013 Latest news:
MARCH Town United is looking to the future with the announcement that they are setting up seven new teams in the summer.
A VASTLY depleted March Town United side put up a valiant fight against Ipswich Wanderers but left empty handed.
CAPTAIN Max Mattless found the net to help March Town United to a morale boosting win over Stowmarket Town.
MARCH Town United’s miserable end of the season continued with a demoralising home defeat against Halstead Town.
MARCH Town United suffered a demoralising six goal defeat against Team Bury at the GER.
MARCH Town United put up a spirited display against title contenders Cambridge University Press but came away empty handed,
MARCH Town United’s poor recent run continued as they shipped seven goals against midtable Whitton United.
MARCH Town UTD had an Easter Monday to forget as they lost at home to a determined Downham Town outfit.
CONTRARY to what was printed in today’s Cambs Times, March Reserves beat Cottenham United Reserves 4-1 on Saturday.
ROBBIE Masters scored in the fourth minute of injury time to give March Town United a vital win at Downham Town.
A SECOND half fightback was not enough to stop March Town United from suffering a disappointing 3-2 loss against Saffron Walden Town at the GER.
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.