GALLERY: Woods targets 35 as 10 man March Town United see off AFC Sudbury Reserves

Dan Woods celebrates his first goal. Picture: Steve Williams.

Dan Woods celebrates his first goal. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Prolific March Town United marksman Dan Woods has set his sights on scoring 35 goals this season.

The in-form striker netted his 24th and 25th of the campaign on Saturday as the Hares, despite playing more than a half with 10 men, beat AFC Sudbury Reserves 2-1.

Gerard Evans was dismissed late in the first period but March struck twice in the last 15 minutes. Woods capitalised on a mis-hit goal kick to smack home the opener and added a second from the penalty spot.

The visitors pulled a goal back in the last five minutes but the Hares held on for a crucial win.

Woods said: “We started really poorly - they pressed us well and we couldn’t create anything.

“The sending off opened the game up a bit. They came on to us so we had more space to work with.

“We regrouped at half-time and Chris Bartlett told us we needed to go more direct. We did this and started creating chances. The goals were from a couple of goalkeeping mistakes.”

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Woods is enjoying a friendly rivalry with club stalwart Luke Pepper, who bagged 28 goals in his highest scoring campaign.

He said: “Luke Pepper and I have a bit of a thing. I’m only three off his goalscoring record. My aim for the season is 35. With the games we’ve got left, I should make it.”

March travel to Team Bury, who they beat 3-1 earlier this season, in the league on Saturday.