FOOTBALL: March Town chief Brett Whaley wants his men to back up success against bottom side

Craig Gillies struck from the penalty spot for March Town. Picture: IAN CARTER

Craig Gillies struck from the penalty spot for March Town. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

March Town boss Brett Whaley saluted positives at both ends of the pitch as his side picked up a welcome win last Saturday.

The Hares saw off basement side Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves 3-0 in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North.

Craig Gillies tucked away a penalty to open the scoring at the GER before fellow attacking players Casey Logan and Rob Conyard sealed the points in the second half.

While Whaley, who missed the game due to family commitments, was delighted to see all three of his attacking players find the net, he was even more chuffed with a first clean sheet of the season for goalkeeper Simon Dalton.

“We got the result we needed,” said Whaley. “It wasn’t our best performance by all accounts, but we managed to do the job.

“We needed to show improvements at both ends of the pitch and it was very pleasing to hear of forwards scoring on a day when we kept that first clean sheet.

“The challenge now is for us to try to show more consistency to back up those positives.

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“Can we continue the improvement defensively? Can our forwards continue to find the net? Can we pick up more results?

“The next step is to look to control matches better over 90 minutes and hopefully we will see that in the coming days.”

March sit 14th in the First Division North standings after two wins, two draws and two defeats in their opening six league games of the new campaign.

They go to newcomers Lakenheath, who were promoted from the Cambridgeshire County League last season, tomorrow, 3pm.

The Hares then host Fakenham on Tuesday night in the opening round of the First Division KO Cup at the GER, 7.45pm.