March Town United boss Weston plays down importance of weekend clash with league leaders
MARCH Town United boss Jamie Weston has insisted Saturday’s home clash with league leaders Cambridge University Press will not make or break his side’s season.
The Hares phenomenal run of six consecutive away league victories came to an end on Saturday with a 3-0 defeat at Diss Town.
But goals from Adam Cornell, Juliano Gomes De Menezes and sub Lloyd Johnson saw March beat Team Bury 3-2 to bounce back immediately at the GER on Tuesday night.
Weston - whose side beat Cambs Uni Press 5-1 in October’s reverse fixture - said: “The way the league is going at the minute I don’t think there are any make-or-break games this season.
“No-one has put a great run together and everyone has lost and drawn games this year which I’m sure will continue.
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“We may be seventh - with games in hand - but we need to forget about the table until we get ourselves in amongst the top five.”
Inspirational skipper Luke Pepper will miss tomorrow’s clash with the knee injury which has ruled him out of the last two games.
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Weston praised stand-in skipper Marc Welcher who moved into midfield in Pepper’s absence on Tuesday night.
The Hares boss said: “Luke is a miss but Marc Welcher really stepped it up to give us that same energy in midfield against Team Bury.
“The more experienced players like Lee Day and Lee Brooks also recognised they had to push themselves that little bit more in his absence so I’m delighted with their response.”
Adam Cornell is doubtful for Saturday’s clash with a hamstring injury while Lloyd Johnson and Stu Anderson are pushing for starting roles.
• March Town United Reserves progressed to the Cambs Junior Challenge Cup Semi-Final after a 2-0 win against Cambourne Rovers on Saturday. Phil White’s troops will face Great Chishill in the semi-final.