Hares boss Chris Barlett wants his players to seize some silverware - but table-toppers Wivenhoe Town stand in their way
PUBLISHED: 12:25 21 January 2016 | UPDATED: 12:25 21 January 2016
March Town manager Chris Bartlett has urged his players to seize their last chance of silverware.
The Hares face a daunting trip to unbeaten table-toppers Wivenhoe on Saturday, 3pm, in a Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup quarter-final.
And while few will give his men a serious chance of making progress, Bartlett believes they can cause a shock.
He said: “We are massive underdogs against a side who have only lost three cup games all season.
“We will be under absolutely no pressure, but I can assure you we are not going there to roll over. This is our last chance of winning a trophy this season and we will give everything we have got to try to make progress.
“If we are beaten by the better team then so be it, but we will let Wivenhoe know they have been in a game.”
March will make the 90-mile trip in good heart after winning both league games so far in 2016. Bartlett believes a change of approach has paid dividends in home victories over struggling sides Downham Town and Cornard United.
He added: “We have simplified the way we play the game and we are moving in the right direction as a result.
“This cup tie might fall at a good time as we are progressing and the lads are in confident mood after a couple of wins.
“We should have got at least a draw out of the home game in the league against Wivenhoe which we ended up losing 3-1.
“They are not unbeatable and hopefully we can prove that.”