Ridgeons Football League
Published 13th April 2012
The Hares were jumping for joy after battering Downham Town 7-0 on Easter Monday and a point from tomorrow’s trip to league leaders Thetford will see them close in on another piece of club history.
A draw at Mundford Road would guarantee March fourth place - their highest finish in the league table for almost fifteen years.
Manager Brett Whaley said: “The win against Downham was our biggest for a quarter of a century and we did that despite travelling with a squad of just thirteen players on the day.
“It really goes to show just how far we have come this season and we will travel to Thetford with a lot of confidence.
“We have already beaten them in the cup and in the league this season and if we can get another result we will be guaranteed a fourth-place finish which would be the best a March team has done since the club was relegated back down to this division in 1997/98.”
If they are to secure fourth spot March will have do it without the services of Marc Welcher and Craig Norman who are both out injured.
There are also question marks about the fitness of Dan Jenkins and Casey Logan, but Whaley is confident his team can extend their unbeaten run to five games.
“When we are on our game we are as good as anyone in this division,” he added.
“The teams in the top two places have just had that consistency that you need and that is something we have maybe lacked at times this season. If we could have found that then we would be right up there challenging.
“That said Thetford are a very good side and have already secured promotion, but we have a big incentive to do well there on Saturday. We want to be able to say we have done better than any March team in recent years and there is no reason we cannot get the result we need to make that happen.”