FEN DERBY: March Town United boss Crosbie vows to attack in-form Wisbech Town
EXCITED boss Paul Crosbie has promised to take the game to in-form Wisbech Town when they visit March Town United today.
The odds are stacked against the Hares for the friendly BKD Cup clash at the GER.
Wisbech, who have plundered nine goals in three pre-season games, breezed past rivals King’s Lynn Town and big-spending Spalding United this week.
Meanwhile, there has been massive squad changes at the GER - but Crosbie has urged his new-look outfit to attack their Fenland neighbours.
He said: “You only win football matches if you score goals and that’s the same whoever you’re playing.
“We’re trying to be brave and take the game to the opposition. We want to see how brave they are.
“My intention is to play with three up front this season. I’ve never been a fan of 4-4-2. I want us to entertain and play in the right manner.”
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Crosbie masterminded his first win as Hares boss on Saturday, as players continued to sign up for a new era at the GER.
Chatteris Town’s Aidan Hollis signed with another former Lilies player, Tony Brown, set to commit. Former Swineshead Institute player manager Robbie Masters has also signed.
Masters, Brown and Stu Anderson got the goals in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Long Sutton Athletic - but there was some bad news for the Hares.
Full back Marc Welcher has told Crosbie he intends to leave March while defender Lewis Cook is set to take a break from football.
Marc Hipwell, Darren Rawthorn and Brown are also unavailable for today’s derby.
Crosbie said: “We’re going to be slightly depleted but the one thing we will be is competitive.
“We’ll stick to our principles for the entire 90 minutes and then, whatever the outcome is, it’s on my shoulders.
“You can’t get knocked out of cups or drop points in pre-season games but you can get an indication of the football you want to play. Wisbech will be a good challenge.
“We’re in different divisions with different aspirations and you don’t have to be a genius to work out who the favourites are.
“It should be exciting and hopefully there will be a good crowd.”
Admission for today’s game is �2 with kick-off at 3pm.