March Town United toast back-to-back wins after 3-1 triumph at Great Yarmouth Town

A MAKESHIFT defence did March Town United proud today as they bagged back-to-back league wins with a 3-1 victory at Great Yarmouth Town.

With just one recognised centre-back available, striker Robbie Masters and full back Sam Darlow had to fill in alongside Max Mattless in the back-three.

The patched-up defence looked assured in the first half as the Hares went in 0-0 at the break.

And the forwards came to the party in the second period as Ash Brand raced through to fire them into a 53rd-minute lead.

That lead was doubled eight minutes later as Danny Emmington continued his fine goal-scoring form with another beautifully-struck free kick.

Two minutes later and the Hares were out of sight as Mattless turned home Emmington’s corner.

Joel Watts netted a late consolation for Yarmouth - but March boss Paul Crosbie was left to toast another precious three points.

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“I’m really pleased,” he said. “I’m annoyed we didn’t keep a clean sheet but that is probably being picky.

“We had a patchwork defensive line and we worked so hard to protect them and Ben Collett.

“They couldn’t cope with the pace of Brand, Stu Anderson, Emmington and also Toby Ogbonna when he came on.”

The win sees March leapfrog Yarmouth into 11th place in the Thurlow Nunn First Division. The Hares travel to Downham Town on Boxing Day.