Foxton 3-1 Cambridge University Press
This Saturday saw Foxton play their last home game of the season against high flying title hopefuls C.U.P – and came with away with a hard earned 3-1 win.
In atrocious, strong windy conditions, this game was always going to be difficult for both teams. However, credit to both sets of players for putting together good patches of play.
It started poorly for Foxton as Press took the lead, probably against the run of play, when a ball into the Foxton box fell to to a Press player and he finished well from close range.
The lead may well have been doubled moments later after a good move and cut back from their right winger created an opportunity, but the forwards shot went over the bar.
Foxton then hit back when Fraser’s long clearance evaded the press back line and Kade’s gamble paid off seeing him in space before lobbing over the now stranded visiting keeper.
Fraser then made a superb save late in the half from a close range header to keep it 1-1 at half time.
The second half got underway way and Foxton missed a couple of early half chances to take the lead.
It was no surprise then that the visitors were going to try to pile on the pressure as they simply needed to win the game to stay in the title hunt. However, Foxton were expecting this, and a high defensive line were making things very difficult for Press to cause too much damage in the strong winds. That said, the entire team worked their socks off to make this work, with the back five dealing with everything thrown at them.
Foxton then took the lead via Roger Skeggs after Eliot Knights neat header back gifted him the opportunity to fire past the keeper into the far corner. Fraser then made another good save after a high bouncing ball caught the strong winds and nearly evaded him, but he managed to get his finger tips to it and push it past the post.
As the match moved into the final ten minutes, the game was effectively put to bed when Mez scored a worldie from all of 30 yards – following a good move down the right side and a tidy lay off from Josh Sewell. Mez managing to bend the ball “Gazza-esque” past the watching keeper and in off the post of the top right corner. Final score 3-1 to Foxton .