March Town Ladies respond to FA Cup exit with Cambs League win

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves.

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves. Here, Louise Barbour celebrates scoring against her former club. Picture: STEVE HONE - Credit: Archant

March Town Ladies responded to a depleting FA Cup exit with a winning start to their Cambridgeshire Women’s County League Premier Division campaign.

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves.

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves. Here, Louise Barbour celebrates scoring against her former club. Picture: STEVE HONE - Credit: Archant

Gary Davis’ side ran out 4-2 winners over Peterborough Northern Star Reserves (PNS) on Sunday, September 27, a week on following defeat to the club’s first-team in a Women’s FA Cup preliminary round tie.

Ex-PNS forward Louise Barbour gave the Hares a third-minute lead with a smart finish in the top corner, in her first start since an operation last December.

The hosts equalised on 30 minutes, before Emma Searle regained the lead for March with the last kick of the first-half.

Yazmin Holmes’ brace made it four for the visitors, her first with a fine shot and her second a header from a pinpoint Abby Grist cross.

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves.

March Town Ladies started their league campaign with victory at Peterborough Northern Star Reserves. Here, Hares goalkeeper Tori Sharpe in action. Picture: STEVE HONE - Credit: Archant

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Kelsey Ramm was unlucky not to add to the Hares’ advantage, and despite Sydney Davis clearing off the line, PNS grabbed a consolation towards the end.

Player of the match: Tori Sharpe.

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