Cherry Hinton 2-2 Foxton

Foxton were away on Saturday against Cherry Hinton, ending up 2-2, in a game that was packed with all kinds of dramas.

The game got underway and it was Foxton who started the brighter of the two sides. Their closest effort coming on 5 mins, a Justin leavers header hitting the cross bar from a Luke Gatford throw in.

The next 20 minutes were probably also just edged by Foxton, with a host of corners and free kicks going into the Cherries box, but unfortunately not troubling the goal. Cherries then hit the woodwork themselves after a quick breakaway, which resulted in a good ball across the box. It was going away from the striker and luckily he could only hit his shot against the outside of the right hand post.

Foxton then had another good chance when Leavers and Scotty linked up well on the right hand side, Scotty’s cross finding Josh Segrave at the far post but his header was well blocked by a home defender.

Then, annoyingly just before half time, Cherries took the lead when an unmarked player volleyed home from a corner kick.

The second half, like the first, also started well for Foxton. This time however, resulting in a goal. A move down the left ended in a good ball in from Liam, finding the ever willing Leavers, who coolly slotted past the home keeper to pull the score level.

Foxton were again edging proceedings, but yet again found themselves behind when Cherries were awarded a penalty. It took two attempts to score though, when the first was saved by Louis Williams, but had to be taken a second time. Encroachment in the box we think???

By now, things were starting to get a bit heated and the referee looked like he was playing a game of “play your cards right”, as he proceeded to hand out some very soft cautions to both sides.

Foxton then drew level again on 78 minutes. Ada, catching the home defence off guard, scoring directly from 25 yards out as he took a quick free kick.

This seemed to rattle the home side and flurry of sin bins left them with just 9 men for practically the remainder of the game.

Foxton, throwing all shape aside, pushed everyone forward with the home team having not much choice other than to put all their bodies behind the ball. A frantic last few minutes ensued.

First, Leavers had a header go wide, when Gregg looked to have been better positioned. Then, Jake looked like he was going to have a chance, but the ball got stuck under his feet and he couldn’t get his shot away. And finally, Ada had a rasping shot blocked that looked goal bound.

But, it wasn’t to be, the home side holding on and the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

MOM……Justin Leavers