Great Shelford 4-3 Foxton
Foxton were on the road on Saturday, against Great Shelford, but came out on the wrong side of a 4-3 score line.
Foxton had started well and took a deserved lead on 16 minutes, when Eliot Knight coolly rounded the Shelford keeper, to score from Eliot Keating’s through ball.
Foxton continued to press with the upper hand, but without adding to their tally. As always, at Shelford things were never going to be easy and the game started to even out. Shelford, then should’ve equalised on about 35 minutes, with a free header at the back post when a cross from the right side found an unmarked player, but thankfully his header went over.
Foxton skipper Rob Gwynn was then guilty of missing a very similar chance to double Foxton’s lead but he also headed over from Ada’s cross.
The second half got underway with Foxton again starting brightly. A good move down the right hand side allowed Eliot Knight the time to deliver a cross into the box, for a great chance for Justin, but his header went the wrong side of the cross bar.
This appeared to spur the home side on, and a mix up in the Foxton box gifted a Shelford player a chance from an acute angle, but his shot crashed into the side netting. Moments later however, it was all level, after some pressure resulted in a Shelford corner. The resulting kick was met by a home player who made no mistake with his header. 1-1.
The goal again lifted the home team as they went on to have a strong spell, putting Foxton on the back foot. They were guilty of missing two good chances in this spell after some wayward finishing.
They then took a deserved 2-1 lead on about 75 minutes, from the spot after Mez (I think) had fouled a Shelford player at the back post, whilst trying defend a ball that was flashed across the box.
As we entered the last ten minutes and with all still to play for, Shelford scored 2 goals in quick succession. Both weak goals from a Foxton perspective, but clinical from the home team. 4-1.
Despite the disappointment of the loss of the two quick goals, Foxton didn’t stop, and pulled back 2 goals in the last five minutes to set a possible LATE LATE comeback. Justin Leavers scored a goal that his performance deserved, after he raced through to score from Eliot Keating’s pass. And a Keating cross, was then headed into his own net by a Shelford defender. However, it was all a case of too little too late.
ROLL ON NEXT WEEK.