Eynesbury United 2-4 Foxton
Foxton were on the road Saturday with a visit to Eynesbury Utd.
Foxton started the game well and were managing to peg the home side back putting them under a decent bit of pressure. This pressure told on 10 minutes, when Jake Williams was hauled down in the box, winning his side a penalty. Liam Moir scoring comfortably, sending the home keeper the wrong way.
The lead should have then been doubled immediately, but after some confusion, Josh Segrave struggled to get a shot away from close range, with an open goal beckoning. Foxton were made to pay for this when the home team equalised from close range on 20 minutes.
Soon after, Luke Gatford had a glorious chance to regain the lead for the visitors finding himself through one on one with the keeper, but the chance went begging.
Foxton were still on the front foot and missed a couple more half chances before they re-took the lead on 36 minutes, via a close range finish from Jake Williams.
The second half started with Foxton again probably just on top, but some poor finishing would mean that they couldn’t pull away from the home side. Jake hitting the post, the closest that they came.
This seemed to give Eynesbury a bit of a boost, and they once again equalised after a squared ball was tapped home from close range.
Foxton then had to ride out some pressure before they were able to once again get back on top of the play, regaining the lead with Josh Sewell playing the ball through to Jake, who coolly slotted past the home keeper.
Eynesbury now throwing more bodies forward were made to pay when Sewell, this time played the ball down the line to Elliot Knight, who went on to score a great individual goal, first cutting in front of one defender, before running on and then cutting inside another, before bending the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner.
Foxton were then able to see the game out picking up a hard fought victory and a well deserved 3 points, against a team who will be looking to challenge for the league come the end of the season.
MOM….. this was a hard choice today with every player giving their all and more. But once again Matt Graver was the final selection.
On a side note: There was also a random bit of drama in the second half when a pitch-invader decided to take a stroll down the middle of the pitch….. demanding to see the referee’s television!
Really not sure what this all meant, but it made for a good talking point afterwards in the bar. Also, credit to the home team skipper who managed to get the intruder away from the pitch without any further repercussions …… we hope.