Hares promotion push suffers another blow after fourth consecutive league loss

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town - Credit: Archant

March Town were forced to rue a missed penalty as they slipped to defeat against mid-table rivals Woodbridge Town.

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town - Credit: Archant

Chris Bartlett’s men haven’t won a league fixture since October 3, and the Hares promotion push suffered a setback as they were beaten 2-1 on Saturday.

The Hares started on the back foot, with Woodbridge going close to taking the lead on multiple occassions.

The Woodbridge pressure finally told in the 29th minute, when Sam Cole rose to head home an inviting cross.

March went out in search for an equaliser, and nearly had it when David Jackson fired a drive over the bar from 25 yards.

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town

March Town in action against Woodbridge Town - Credit: Archant


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The sides should have gone into the half time interval level after Matt Barber was brought down in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

Club captain Max Matless stepped up, but he was denied by a superb save from Lay Fulcher in the Woodbridge goal.

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March didn’t let the penatly miss affect them, and equalised shortly after half time when Luke Pepper applied the finishing touch to a flowing move between Ondre Odain, Matt Barber and Shane Cooke.

The sides weren’t level for long, however, as Woodbridge substitute Callum Sinclair picked out Alex Greggor and he made no mistake from close range to score his fourth goal in his last three matches to make it 2-1.

Ondre Odain fired agonisingly over the bar with 10 minutes left on the clock as March pressed for a second goal, but Woodbridge held on to take all three points back to Suffolk.

The Hares lie 10th in the Thurlow Nunn Division One, and face another must-win game against mid-table side Leiston on Saturday October 31.

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