NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Two more defeats take the March Town losing streak to five matches, but boss Brett Whaley is learning plenty for the future

PUBLISHED: 11:58 02 May 2018

March Town boss Brett Whaley.

March Town boss Brett Whaley.

AdGarry Samuels

March Town have seen their late-season Thurlow Nunn League First Division slump continue.

Brett Whaley’s side have lost their last five matches after further defeats in recent days.

They were beaten 3-1 by Diss last Saturday in their final home outing.

Casey Logan put the Hares ahead from the penalty spot after leading scorer Jack Brand was brought down, but they saw their lead wiped out within two minutes before conceding twice in the final quarter-of-an-hour.

March were heavily beaten 5-2 at Cornard last night (Tuesday) when starting slowly following a lengthy midweek trek.

They conceded three times in the opening 20 minutes – all from corners – before Luke Pepper hit back early in the second half.

Logan and Toby Allen saw efforts cleared off the line before a goalkeeping error allowed Cornard to strike again.

Adam Conyard replied for the Hares, but their attempts to fight back were ended by a final goal from the hosts in the closing stages.

“The results are obviously disappointing, but we’re learning a lot which will only help us in future,” said Whaley.

“The lads have one more chance to impress this Saturday and hopefully we can at least end on a positive note.

“It’s then going to be a long summer as we look to build the right squad for next season.”

Skipper Max Mattless missed both defeats while serving a three-match suspension which also keeps him out of the Hares’ finale at Debenham LC this Saturday.

Fellow central defender David Jackson misses a fourth match in a row due to holiday.

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