The time we spent with Josh March was a short one; only eight months passing between him joining us and then departing again. The striker arrived at the Lamex during the final moments of the January 2023 transfer window; following in the footsteps of Dan Sweeney by coming to us from League One side Forest Green Rovers. While he ended up missing the last month of the 2022-3 campaign, he did chip in with some valuable goals to help us win promotion from League Two.
His contribution and place in boss Steve Evans’ estimations were rewarded with a new deal during summer 2023 too. And, while he saw action for us during the initial stages of the 2023-4 League One season, the club dropped a surprise in the last knockings of the summer transfer window. Harrogate Town came in for him after they’d sold Luke Armstrong to Wrexham; putting an undisclosed sum of money on the table. We accepted – and March took the A1 north back to a club he’d spent some time on loan previously.
Josh March: Before Boro’
For March, it all started at Alvechurch. And he must’ve been something special as he became the first player for them in a decade to secure a contract. Goals aplenty to his name, the forward moved on to Leamington in 2019. As you might recall, however, his debut season would be cut short due to Covid-19. This wasn’t before he added yet more goals to his portfolio; catching the eye of Forest Green Rovers in January 2020. He bagged a goal on debut and squeezed in a mere nine appearances before the Covid curtain came down.
He missed the start of the following season due to injury; not appearing in FGR colours until October 2020. While he got game time in the weeks that came after, he left the club in January to join Harrogate Town on loan. That deal was meant to go the distance that season. Frustratingly, another injury would curtail his campaign in March and – with it – that loan came to an end. The 2021-2 season saw him turned to more by the Gloucestershire club. And it was a sentiment that continued after their title-winning campaign and rise into League One.