March Town United boss Whaley happy to pick up scrappy wins while side gels

PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 13:17 21 September 2011

March Town United FC v Stowmarket

March Town United FC v Stowmarket

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MARCH Town United boss Brett Whaley has admitted he is happy to keep picking up scrappy wins while his team continues to gel.

Goals from Adam Rothery and Andy Wayte helped the Hares beat Stowmarket Town 2-1 on Saturday to pick up their third win in five Ridgeons First Division games.

And Whaley insisted his new-look squad will continue to get better as the season goes on.

The Hares boss said: “It was a decent first-half performance and we started in the same manner in the second.

“There were a lot of plus points but we gave them a sniff and they got back into the game. It was comfortable but we got lax and it became a bit more nervy than it should have been.

“I’m disappointed that we’re still not playing for 90 minutes but we’re

learning to play together so it’ll take time.

“Until we gel fully we need points on the board and if they have to come scrappily I’ll definitely take them.”

Midfielders Ben Hepworth and Kyle Nolan both came through 60 minutes against Stowmarket but the latter will miss Saturday’s league game at in-form Brightlingsea Regent because he’s at a wedding.

Lewis Cook (knee injury) also looks likely to miss the tie and Tuesday’s home Ridgeons League Challenge Cup Preliminary Round derby with Premier Division Ely City.

Midfielder Grant Watson has joined Peterborough Premier League side Coates

Athletic while wideman Ricki Goodale has also been told he is “welcome to look” for a Peterborough-based club to help him “enjoy” his football.

Off the pitch Paul Armitage has been appointed as the club’s reserve team boss. Gary and Lee White will be his assistants.

Former second-string manager Mark Hammond - who joined the club from Soham Town Rangers in the summer - will become first team coach.

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