Foxton 3-0 Ely City Res

Following last weeks Cup game, Foxton were back in league action on Saturday, at home against Ely City Reserves.

Foxton started well and had the visitors on the back foot from the start. Justin nearly gave us the lead but his header from Ada’s free kick came back off the cross bar.

It only seemed a matter of time before a goal came, and then two came in quick succession. The first from Eliot Keating (who was playing his 100th game for the club), as he finished very well in the bottom corner from Jake’s neat lay off. Then, moments later, Liam scored from the spot after Carlow had been fouled in the box.

Foxton were firmly in control at this point, but on about 30 minutes, keeper Brad Green got his marching orders after a poorly timed tackle just outside the box, when he was more or less the last man. That meant Ada, for the second time this season, donned the gloves.

Despite the slight reshuffle to the formation, we still were able to take a deserved lead into half time.

Ely did have one effort come back off the post on about 40 mins, but Ada claims to have judged it very well…. hmm.

HT 2-0

The second half was a different kind of approach for Foxton due to the fact they were down to 10 men. Ely, managed to have a good early passage of possession and were putting on pressure with a host of set pieces, but Foxton’s defence were standing tall, managing to nullify most of what was thrown at them. When the visitors did finally manage to get past the defence, Ada kept his cool, saving any efforts on goal.

Once the early storm had passed, Foxton just knuckled down, keeping a solid shape and a high work rate.

The game was killed off in the last 10 minutes, when Luke Gatford scored his first Foxton goal, after a great move down the left side and some good inter-play involving Skeggs and Keating. The latter teeing up Luke for his ‘Henry- esque’ finish, giving the keeper no chance.

Overall it was a good honest 3 points after a dominant first half and a dogged 2nd half.

FT 3-0

MOM….Justin Leavers