Change of approach on the road could prove key for Hares, thinks captain

Danny Emmington in action for March Town FC

Danny Emmington believes a change of approach away from home could help March Town break their winless run on the road as they look ahead to four straight away games. - Credit: Ian Carter

Nine points from the next four games could prove crucial for March Town if they are to maintain their steady progress at step five.

Hares captain Danny Emmington believes the players are still adapting to the level after promotion last season, and is confident they can earn their first victory on the road this season.

“The intensity has been really good, so I’m expecting at least two wins,” he said.

“Nine out of 12 points is the top aim; away games are crucial like at home but we’re still finding our feet.”

Emmington led March to a sixth home win in the Eastern Counties (ECL) Premier Division, beating Thetford Town 3-2 at the GER on Saturday.

Jack Friend, who returned from injury, scored twice and Craig Gillies also netted for March who resisted a late comeback from the visitors.

“I think we started fast; that’s the tempo we should be starting at,” Emmington said.

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“We expected it to be a tight game like it was at their place.

“We’ve lost once at home, so making the GER a fortress is what we aimed for at the start of the season.”

That victory comes ahead of a run of four away games, starting with a trip to Walsham-le-Willows on November 13, 3pm.

If they are to end their winless away run, Emmington feels that despite competing, their approach has to change.

“I still back us away, but I think we approach the game differently,” he said.

“Last season, I think our ability got us through games because we knew we had the quality.

“But you can’t coast in games at step five as teams in and around the bottom will come at you.

“The togetherness is brilliant. We had a change in manager, we are sorting things out and it is coming together.”

*Wisbech Town lost 5-0 at Stamford in the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands.

A late equaliser earned Whittlesey Athletic a point against Sheringham in ECL First Division North, while Wisbech St Mary earned their first point of the season after a 2-2 draw with Leiston Reserves.

FC Parson Drove went down 3-1 at Framlingham Town in the same division.

Next Saturday, all 3pm kick-offs, Wisbech host Spalding United, Whittlesey visit Diss Town, Drove entertain UEA while Wisbech St Mary are without a fixture.

March Town: Charlie Congreve; Sam Garner, Adam Brumby, Dean Miller, Danny Emmington (C), Lewis Hilliard, Lewis Gibson (sub Scott Callaghan, 76'), Josh Burrows, Jack Friend, Craig Gillies, Jack Saunders (sub Jack Frohawk, 86').

Unused sub: Jamie Short.

Goals: March Town - Gillies (1'), Friend (55' and 56').

Thetford Town: Ryan Fuller (69'), Adam Laker (90').

Cautions: March Town - Saunders, Friend.

Referee: Mr Joseph Karram.

Attendance: 152.

Cautions: March Town - Congreve (dissent).