NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: March Town boss disappointed by defeat but heartened by performance in season-opener
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March Town chief Brett Whaley was left disappointed by a losing start to the Thurlow Nunn League season – but took heart from his side’s performance.
The Hares were beaten 2-1 by King’s Lynn Town Reserves in their First Division North opener at the GER last night.
March fell behind midway through the first half before levelling on the hour through a stunning Toby Allen strike.
The teenage talent, who had a spell with the Lynn second string last season, seized on a mis-directed clearance from the visiting goalkeeper and punished him with a classy lob from 35 yards over a recovering defender.
But March conceded again with 15 minutes to go to be left empty-handed but far from deflated.
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“The result is certainly a disappointment as we wanted to put points on the board,” said Whaley. “But I was pleasantly surprised by how well we performed in our first game of the season.
“There was nothing to choose between the two sides – it simply boiled down to the fact that they took one more of their chances.
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“Lynn were probably the better team in the first half, but we were really impressive in the second half.
“The only slight criticism is that we lost our shape a bit when chasing a second goal and left ourselves vulnerable, but it was good to see us playing with purpose and creating chances with a new style of play.”
March are back on home turf this Saturday when entertaining Needham Market Reserves, 3pm.