Hares boss Whaley urges March Town United to develop killer instinct

HARES boss Brett Whaley has urged his March Town United side to develop a killer instinct even though they thumped Cornard United 4-0 on Saturday.

March should have had the three points sewn up long before Ash Brand’s brace and a goal from Alex Burton in the final 15 minutes secured their side’s victory.

Even though the win moved the Hares up to fourth in the Ridgeons First Division, Whaley admitted his side should have ran up a cricket score.

He said: “You could see every time we missed a chance they thought they were still in the game.

“It was our best performance, up until the finishing, and we made the game more competitive than it needed to be in the second half.

“Defensively every week we play for 90 minutes but our attacking play is in fits and starts. If we’d have played like we did in patches for the whole game I don’t know what the scoreline would have been.

“We’ll take the win but there’s one thing we’ve got to learn - when we’re on top we’ve got to start killing games off.”

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Stu Anderson opened the scoring for March but spurned several good chances after the break.

March, who are without a game on Saturday, have been boosted by two new signings this week as well as extending teenage ‘keeper Lewis Moat’s loan deal.

Centre-back Craig Norman has returned to the GER while Whaley has convinced 23-year-old striker Ondre Odain to swap Huntingdon Town for March despite scoring six goals in 12 appearances this season.

Whaley said: “Ondre’s very powerful and strong and gives us a different option and we’re delighted to have Lewis for longer.

“He’s been excellent and I’ve been hugely impressed with his temperament and handling.”

March host Ipswich Wanderers in the league on November 26.