March Town United manager Bartlett backs side to avenge loss and get three points against Braintree Town Reserves
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March Town United will be out for revenge when they host Braintree Town Reserves on Saturday.
The Hares lost 2-1 when the two sides met in the Thurlow Nunn First Division in August.
March are unbeaten in their last six games and sit fifth in the league, eight places above Saturday’s visitors. Tom Flatters should feature but Luke Pepper is doubtful.
Manager Chris Bartlett said: “This will be a good chance to get back at them and get back to winning ways. In the past couple of games we have not kicked on.”
On Saturday, a controversial 94th minute goal denied March Town United three points in a 1-1 draw at Great Yarmouth Town.
Lewis McManus deflected Callum Young’s fierce shot home on 17 minutes to give the Hares the lead.
They held on until, deep into stoppage time, the referee awarded Yarmouth a disputed free kick.
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The ball was launched into the box and Pete Oldham did the rest.
There was still time for both teams to be reduced to 10 men following a horror tackle on March’s Grant Watson.
A melee ensued which resulted in the Great Yarmouth player who committed the foul and Jordan Fiddes being sent off.
Bartlett felt his side got a raw deal from the referee.
He said: “After 55 minutes we had only been given three fouls. Before the game, we had picked up 10 yellow cards in 12 games. Agaainst Yarmouth, it was five yellows and a red.
“Jordan Fiddes did nothing wrong. It was the Yarmouth player that grabbed hold of him. The referee told Jordan on the pitch he sent him off for grabbing someone’s throat but after the game told me it was for a headbutt.”
The Hares were due to host Foxton in the Cambs Invitation Cup on Tuesday but the game fell foul of the weather.