March Town United boss Weston not daunted by visit to table-topping Cambridge University Press
MARCH Town United boss Jamie Weston has told his side they have nothing to fear ahead of Saturday’s clash at table-topping Cambridge University Press.
Weston was livid with his lacklustre troops’ performance in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Stowmarket Town at the GER and has challenged them to bounce back immediately with a big performance against the league leaders.
The Hares’ boss said: “When you put it into perspective Saturday was one bad performance that has ended our good run and that’s what it needs to be.
“This Saturday we need to put things right. This is our second big match in a row and we are in a good position if we can get something positive from it. It’ll put us back on track.
“I fully expect us to go there and do well because we are very capable of beating a side like that. There’s nothing for us to fear and I’m looking for an immediate reaction.
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“They’re an honest enough bunch and knew Saturday wasn’t good enough but everyone just had a bad day. I’m sure the players are looking to respond.”
Denny Escorcio gave the Hares the lead against Stowmarket when he drove a free-kick under the wall and past ‘keeper Kevin Bugg.
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However, March never looked like continuing their five-game unbeaten run and gave an uncharacteristically sloppy performance that left Weston fuming.
In the end they were lucky to only lose 3-1 as the visitors poured forward in the second half.
“That’s not how I ever want my team to play,” said the March manager.
“If we’re beaten because a team’s better than us then fine but we had no energy, no desire to want the ball and were just basically out-fought by a team who wanted it more than we did.
“Their desire to win the football match was probably 100 per cent more than ours.”
The Hares missed the chance to bounce back immediately when their Ridgeons League Challenge Cup First Round game with Ely City was postponed on Tuesday evening.
• There was better news for the reserves last weekend who went top of the Cambs BIS League Divison 1B with a 3-2 win at Huntingdon RGE. It made it three wins out of three for new boss, Hares’ chairman Phil White.