NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: March Town starlet Toby Allen a target for King’s Lynn Town

PUBLISHED: 09:46 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 05 October 2017

Toby Allen. Photo: IAN CARTER

Toby Allen. Photo: IAN CARTER

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Hot March Town prospect Toby Allen is a target for a higher-level club.

Hares boss Mel Mattless confirmed a seven-day approach for the 17 year-old has been received from King’s Lynn Town.

Allen has hit seven goals in 11 appearances for March this season and interest in him has come as no surprise to his manager.

Mattless said: “Strikers who score goals always get noticed – and that’s exactly what has happened for Toby.

“I’d obviously love to keep him at the club as he is a terrific talent, but I will never stand in the way of a player with the opportunity to play at a higher level.

“Toby still has a lot to learn – just like any young player - but he is a really good prospect.

“He is playing for us tomorrow and I’ll have a good chat with him after the game.”

King’s Lynn play in the Southern League Premier Division - three levels higher than Thurlow Nunn League First Division side March. The Norfolk club also boast a reserve team in the same section as the Hares.

March are gearing up for a busy spell of four home games in three different competitions over the next 10 days.

The busy run at the GER kicks off on Saturday when they entertain Swaffham Town in a league clash (3pm).

That is swiftly followed by a Cambs Invitation Cup clash against lower-level Eaton Socon on Tuesday.

That match provides a chance for revenge after the Hares were knocked out of the same cup by the Cambs League Kershaw Premier Division side last season.

Mattless’ men then face Halstead Town in another league fixture next Saturday (October 14) before hosting King’s Lynn Reserves in the second round of the Thurlow Nunn League First Division KO Cup on October 17.

March picked up a useful First Division point in a 1-1 draw at Norwich United last Saturday. Jack Brand tucked away a last-gasp leveller after the Hares fell behind with 20 minutes to go when Joel Mattless conceded a penalty.

“Considering we had our captain out suspended and two other lads drop out through illness, it goes down as a good point,” added boss Mattless.

“The boys did really well in an open game. It could have been 5-5, but it finished 1-1 and we definitely deserved that point.

“We need to start putting away more of the chances that we’re creating if we are going to start turning more of these draws into wins.

“We’ve got a run of home games coming up and a few good results in that time could really get our season going.”

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