GALLERY: March Town United Reserves 4 - 2 Whittlesford - Hares make it into second cup final
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March Town United Reserves have two shots at silverware after an impressive 4-2 win over Whittlesford on Saturday.
David Jackson (2), Dayne Moore and Sean White were on target as the Hares surged in to the Junior Challenge Cup final.
They face the fearsome prospect of Burwell Swifts in the final, which will be played in Histon on April 22.
Before them, there is the small matter of tomorrow’s North Cambs Junior Cup final against Wisbech St Mary Reserves at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.
Manager Rich Lorraine said: “It was a good performance. From the first whistle, we battled hard and worked hard for each other.
“It was so much better than Littleport (March lost 5-0 last week) where we were a million miles away.
“We had a heart to heart before Saturday’s game and I got a reaction from the players.”
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Lorraine attributes his side’s better showings in the cup to the league (March are ninth out of 13 teams in NMC 1B with 16 points from 14 games) to “attitude”.
He said: “It’s down to the players attitude. They look at the league and see a team below us and think it’s going to be easy, when it’s definitely not.
“But we can go to a side like Littleport, who were up at the top of the table, and play them off the park (March beat them 2-0 earlier this season).”
Lorraine says picking up silverware will be a “massive” boost for the club. But he is aware of the size of challenge facing his side in both finals.
He said: “Wisbech St Mary are a good footballing side. If we don’t turn up, the game will be over in half an hour. It’s the same against Burwell. We are the underdogs in both games.
“But, if we manage to pick up silverware, it will be a massive statement for the club and add to the feel-good factor of the new clubhouse and our first team’s fantastic season.”