Hares boss Chris Barlett wants his players to seize some silverware - but table-toppers Wivenhoe Town stand in their way
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March Town manager Chris Bartlett has urged his players to seize their last chance of silverware.
The Hares face a daunting trip to unbeaten table-toppers Wivenhoe on Saturday, 3pm, in a Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup quarter-final.
And while few will give his men a serious chance of making progress, Bartlett believes they can cause a shock.
He said: “We are massive underdogs against a side who have only lost three cup games all season.
“We will be under absolutely no pressure, but I can assure you we are not going there to roll over. This is our last chance of winning a trophy this season and we will give everything we have got to try to make progress.
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“If we are beaten by the better team then so be it, but we will let Wivenhoe know they have been in a game.”
March will make the 90-mile trip in good heart after winning both league games so far in 2016. Bartlett believes a change of approach has paid dividends in home victories over struggling sides Downham Town and Cornard United.
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He added: “We have simplified the way we play the game and we are moving in the right direction as a result.
“This cup tie might fall at a good time as we are progressing and the lads are in confident mood after a couple of wins.
“We should have got at least a draw out of the home game in the league against Wivenhoe which we ended up losing 3-1.
“They are not unbeatable and hopefully we can prove that.”