Crosbie encouraged by March Town United’s change in attitude

March vs Godmanchester Rovers

March vs Godmanchester Rovers - Credit: Archant

March Town United were knocked out of the FA Vase by Godmanchester Rovers at the GER on Saturday.

March vs Godmanchester Rovers

March vs Godmanchester Rovers - Credit: Archant

The Hares put up a spirited performance against higher level opposition and were unlucky to go into half-time one goal down.

March vs Godmanchester Rovers

March vs Godmanchester Rovers - Credit: Archant

Godmanchester grabbed a controversial second early in the second half and picked off March twice late on as the hosts went for broke.

Boss Paul Crosbie said: “We were up against a more experienced side from a higher division and I think 4-0 was harsh on our players.

“The attitude of the lads was good and I told them at half time that with a bit more self belief there was perhaps something in the game for us.

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“But the second goal straight after the break killed us and the disappointing thing was it came about due to two poor referring decisions.

“We pushed to get back in the game but conceded a couple of late goals.”

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A season which started promisingly with a 5-0 win against Cornard United has gone off the boil in recent weeks with the Hares being handed a series of heavy defeats.

They sit 15th in the Thurlow Nunn Division One having picked up only six points after nine games.

But Crosbie is encouraged with the change in attitude of his players since their 4-0 loss at home to Great Yarmouth Town on September 14.

He said: “I crucified the players after the Whitton United and Great Yarmouth losses but their attitude since then has been spot-on.

“They are a decent bunch of lads who could play football elsewhere and be big fish in a small pond but they are brave enough to challenge themselves at a higher level.”

March Town United have a rare weekend off - their next game is at home to Debenham LC next Saturday.

Crosbie says his side would have liked the change to get back on track at the weekend.

He said: “We could have done with a game to get back on track but I guess it’s a chance to recharge the batteries.”

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