Crosbie’s March Town United vision begins to take shape as reserves bosses are appointed

AMBITIOUS boss Paul Crosbie said he was delighted that his vision for a rejuvenated March Town United was beginning to take shape.

The Hares, who host Thurlow Nunn First Division basement boys Cornard United on Saturday, have enjoyed a good week on and off the pitch.

The first team fought back to claim a thrilling 3-3 draw against Whitton United at the weekend - but there has also been good news for the reserves.

James Bradshaw and Lee White have agreed to take joint charge of the Hares second string and Crosbie said the whole club was “heading in the right direction”.

He said: “The intention is that the first team and the reserves will attempt to play in exactly the same way to make transition between the two easier.

“The teams will work together, it won’t be like two separate clubs as perhaps it’s been before.

“We must have about 35 players now and we’re very comfortable with that group. We think we have enough to service two teams very well.

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“I think we can definitely get the reserve team up a division and I remain immensely confident that we will have a very good season in the first team.”

Goals from Olly Cooper, Stu Anderson and Sean White rescued a precious point for March on Saturday as they recovered from shipping two goals in the first 20 minutes. Crosbie said he was delighted with the fighting spirit but frustrated to concede “sloppy goals”.

He said: “We’re a bit too nice and we don’t have that desire to defend at the moment. That’s something we’re working very hard to improve.

“I honestly believe that in the not too distant future someone is going to be on the wrong end of a performance from us and the scoreline is not going to be too favourable for them.”

March’s ranks have been boosted by several signings, including goalkeeper Andy Fowler, midfielder Alex Durling and the returning Scott Welcher.

The Hares have snapped up Wisbech Town talent Danny Emmington, following the collapse of the Fenmen’s reserve team, and they also look set to sign young defender Max Mattless.

Crosbie, who has established a link which allows young St Neots Town players to come on loan to the GER, said there may be more signings to follow.