Defender GUY NORTON has featured twice this month, whilst on loan with Hullbridge Sports. Guy was an unused substitute in Hullbridge’s 3-0 defeat to AFC Sudbury on the 4th of March. He played the full game on the 11th of March, as Hullbridge fell to a 4-2 defeat away to Lowestoft Town. Guy also featured for 89 minutes as Hullbridge faced AFC Tilbury, losing 3-0. He was booked in the 50th minute and replaced by Samuel Brogan a minute before the 90 were up. He also got 90 minutes against Witham Town, where Hullbridge came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw.
REGGIE GREGORY has not featured in recent weeks for Hullbridge, after sustaining an injury in early February. He remains on the road to recovery, and can be hopeful to featuring in Hullbridge’s run in.
FINN WILKES also made a substitute appearance for Hullbridge, in the 1-1 draw with Witham. He is still dual registered with the club. Both he and GUY NORTON played 90 minutes in the Tolleshunt D’Arcy memorial cup Semi-Final for Chelmsford, away to Heybridge Swifts.
Hullbridge currently sit bottom of the Isthmian North, with 6 games to play. They lie 12 points behind 16th place Witham Town.
EVAN PAYNE has continued to appear for Lincoln United, after scoring his second goal of the season last month. He featured on the 4th of March, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Tadcaster Albion. It was another full 90 for Evan against Worksop Town with Lincoln United once again falling to a 1-0 defeat. Evan then once again played the whole game, as the visit of North Shields saw another 1-0 defeat for Lincoln United. There was late drama in his next game, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Shildon with both sides scoring goals within the final 4 minutes. Evan was booked in this game, in the 68th minute. Lincoln’s final 2 games brought 4 points, with a 2-0 away win to Hebburn Town first. Evan played all 90 minutes, which he also did in the 3-3 draw with Grimsby Borough where Lincoln came from 3-1 down to secure points.
Lincoln United currently lie 15th in the Northern Premier League Division 1 East, just 1 point above the relegation playoff spaces. 5 games remain of their season.
Academy graduate ANISIUS LEWIS has been amongst the goals this month for Basildon United. The month started with a 3-1 win against Bury Town and Lewis scored Basildon’s third and final goal to wrap up the 3 points. He played the full 90 then, and also a few days later as the visit of Grays Athletic led to a 2-2 draw. Another draw followed, as a goalless draw against Gorleston was on the 11th of March. Another midweek game for Basildon saw Anisius run riot. Basildon Town were the opponents and Lewis scored 3 of United’s 4. He scored in the first half to make it 1-0, before bagging his second in the 70th minute, and wrapping up the hattrick in the 86th. His goals have helped Basildon United into the Essex Thameside Trophy Semi-Final, where they are facing Bowers & Bitsea. Next, Basildon visited high flying AFC Sudbury and fell to a 5-0 defeat with Anisius featuring for the full 90. That would be Basildon’s final league game of March, as their Non-League Day fixture fell foul to the weather. However, the Essex Thameside Trophy Semi-Final was played, where Bowers & Pitsea did run out 2-0 winners. Anisius once again played the full match.
Basildon United are sitting comfortably in 13th, as they are 11 points clear of the drop but 25 points off any playoff places, meaning it is another season in the Isthmian North that awaits for Basildon.
Clarets Academy Defender HARVEY FARMER feature twice for Thurlow Nunn Premier side Haverhill Rovers over March, playing 69 minutes in a 3-1 defeat to league leaders Thetford on March 18th and a full 90 against Fakenham Town in a 2-0 win on March 22nd. Harvey has been thriving in a great opportunity to gain experience and refine his trade and has notched up just shy of 20 starts for Haverhill Rovers and will look to continue to do so between now and the season’s conclusion. Haverhill find themselves in a relegation scrap currently sitting 19th in the league and 10 points from safety and with only a few games left of the season every game is vital if they are to stay in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.