March Rangers 1-3 Fenstanton
A below par Fenstanton preserved their unbeaten start with a unconvincing 3-1 away win at March Rangers.
With a couple of people pulling out on the morning of the game through intoxication or illness, and a few players unable to decipher a simple text message and turning up late, the warm up was now a waste of time.
With this happening before kick off, it was a surprise to see a flat looking Fenstanton go behind. Goalkeeper Adam Buckingham failed to hold on to a routine free kick, bouncing off his chest, giving the March player a tap in to go 1-0 down.
With Fenstanton lacking confidence, energy and composure they could have found themselves further behind if it wasn’t for a last minute Paul street tackle and a tip over from Adam Buckingham.
Just before half time, Fenstanton got the breakthrough they needed, with Ross Fairley playing Ben Hall through, who unselfishly squared for Salv Merola to tap in at the far post to make it 1-1 at half time, and March can count themselves unlucky for going in level at half time.
The second half was a much better performance with Fenstanton dominating possession, and having much more luck out wide, with Ben Hall and Merola, getting in behind the defence much more.
But the game’s third goal was another contender for goal of the season. With midfielder Dion Lee picking the ball up 25 yards from goal, turning one player, before curling the ball into the top right hand corner to make it 2-1.
March changed formation to their usual 4-3-3, but Fenstanton dealt with this change well and it meant there was more space for Fenstanton to exploit, and this was the reason why Fenny went 3-1 ahead.
Ben Hall raced on to a through ball and scuffed his shot from a tight angle into the far left hand bottom corner. 3-1.
Fenstanton held on to claim what could be a very important 3 points at the end of the season.