We were terrible'
PUBLISHED: 14:45 06 October 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010
MARCH Town United manager Alan Russell described his team s second-half performance on Saturday as awful following their 2-1 home defeat to Gorleston in the Ridgeons First Division. Once again, the Hares took the lead but let the game slip away and allo
MARCH Town United manager Alan Russell described his team's second-half performance on Saturday as "awful" following their 2-1 home defeat to Gorleston in the Ridgeons First Division.
Once again, the Hares took the lead but let the game slip away and allowed their opponents to take the points.
Russell said: "It was such a disappointing result because we started quite well but our second half performance can only be described as awful.
"There were three or four players who may as well have stayed in the dressing room at half time and we were terrible after the break."
Rob Menarry's long-range shot put the Hares in to the lead midway through the first half but the visitors took advantage of a mistake at the back to level the scores just before half time.
A Gorleston goal 10 minutes in to the second half proved decisive and although March improved towards the end of the game, the visitors held on for the points.
Russell said: "They were not a good team and we should have won the game but they wanted the win and we didn't - it is as simple as that."
He added: "I can't explain why we seem to have a lack of desire in games at the moment. We certainly have the ability and we have proved that but we must start to show that we want the points."
Tomorrow (Saturday), March travel to face Cornard United, who have only won one league game so far this season but remain unbeaten at home.
Russell said: "The Cornard game is a must-win game for us and we must improve if we are to get a result."
Russell has admitted that he is still monitoring the transfer market and he hopes to being a new striker to the squad during the weekend.
A seven-day request has been put in for Downham Market striker Adam Williams and if all goes well Williams could join the Hares' squad on Saturday.
The March boss has also admitted to cheering on local rivals Wisbech Town this week. He said:
"I was hoping that Wisbech would win their Ridgeons League Cup game against Histon on Tuesday.
"We would then have played them in the next round and that would have been great for us. I want the team to be involved in big matches like that.