EXCLUSIVE: Hotshot Odain hails March Town United’s flowing football as scoring streak continues

PUBLISHED: 08:30 13 January 2012

March Town United v Halstead Town

March Town United v Halstead Town


HARES hotshot Ondre Odain says March Town United’s flowing style of football has helped him flourish in the Ridgeons First Division.

The 23-year-old striker has become an instant hit at the GER, scoring seven goals in six games since signing from Huntingdon Town in November.

He has found the net in every game he has played for the high-flying Hares – and claims the ambition at the club has given him his “buzz” back.

“I had never played Ridgeons football before so I was a bit new to it,” he said.

“I went and watched March a few times and I could see they were playing football not kick-ball.

“That’s what I like to do. I like to play from back to front, with long passages of play.

“When I turned up at the weekend I got that buzz, that excitement to play. For a while I had lost that and it’s great to have it back.”

Two smart finishes from Odain and a stunning 25-yard strike from Adam Rothery helped the Hares reclaim second place with a 3-1 win over Halstead Town on Saturday.

Odain said: “I couldn’t have asked for a much better start but it’s the team that’s helped me do it.

“I haven’t done this on my own accord, it’s a team game. I’m delighted with how everything’s gone and it’s great to settle in so quickly.

“At the moment, I know if I get that clear sight of goal that I’m either going to hit the net or work the ‘keeper. That’s a great feeling to have.”

Manager Brett Whaley admitted he was delighted with the impact made by his new striker.

He said: “I knew he was a good player but he’s never been the prolific goal-scorer he seems to be now.

“Not to big us up too much, but maybe he hasn’t played in a true footballing side before. Maybe this league suits him a bit more.”

March travel to struggling Cornard United tomorrow.

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