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Pinchbeck United defeat March Town in friendly match at Knight Street




Pinchbeck United found their scoring touch as they netted four goals in Saturday's friendly success over March Town.

Jake Knight struck a brace for Pinchbeck with Scott Waumsley and Harry Machin also on target in the 4-2 home success over their Thurlow Nunn League visitors.

The victory was another step forward in Pinchbeck's progress over recent weeks which pleased manager Lewis Thorogood after a much-improved finish to their recent Kingfisher Lighting United Counties League Cup campaign.

Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203248)
Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203248)

He said: "I was very pleased with the performance and how the boys are working.

"The work-rate in the first half was very pleasing and it just shows how much our starting eleven has come on.

"They have moulded and looked fit and sharp. They are gelling together which showed against a decent March side who will always give 110 per cent against you.

"It was a culmination of the progression of where we are going. We are moving things forward and we now look like we can score goals.

"It is why I don't want to break the momentum of how it has been building up."

Two goals in five first half minutes put Pinchbeck in control of the contest at Knight Street.

Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203356)
Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203356)

They hit the front after 12 minutes when a searing run down the right from Waumsley saw him pick out strike partner Knight with a pass which was met by an impressive low strike.

The lead was doubled after 17 minutes when skipper Archie Moyses pinged an excellent through ball which set Waumsley free and he powered home a strong finish.

Finlay Armond and Knight both sent further efforts at the March goal while at the other end former Peterborough United scholar Dylan Taylor made a couple tidy saves to prevent the Hares from cutting the deficit.

Taylor was beaten 10 minutes before half-time by a deft header which was then ruled out for offside while the Hares also had a penalty shout turned down when Jack Friend went over in the box under a Pinchbeck challenge.

Waumsley and Knight both went close for Pinchbeck who then scored their third goal two minutes before half-time.

Dan Worthington's crossfield pass picked out Knight who cut inside and drilled in a shot which squirmed into the March net.

Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203301)
Pinchbeck United were 4-2 winners over March Town in Saturday's friendly at Knight Street. Photo: Chris Lowndes (47203301)

Nathan Moss saw a shot well saved on the stroke of half-time before March reduced the arrears eight minutes into the second period with a strong run and shot by Gary Smith.

Taylor then saved well with his legs after March had collected his punched clearance before Waumsley had an effort cleared off the line at the other end having won the race for the ball with the Hares' second half custodian.

Pinchbeck did then net with their fourth goal after 65 minutes when Harrison Holland's well-struck low strike hit the inside of the post and rolled out invitingly for Machin to score from close range.

March went straight back on the offensive and Friend fired a shot against the post before the Hares scored their second late on when Max Mattless headed home from a corner.



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