Foxton 1-1 Cambridge University Press
Foxton had their first home game of the season against C.U.P on Saturday, picking up another point, after a hard fought 1-1 draw.
The home side were probably just edging the early exchanges, twice going close as both Josh Segrave and Liam Moir had efforts brilliantly saved by the CUP keeper.
Foxton did take the lead however on 16 minutes, when Liam converted a penalty after Jake Williams had been fouled in the box.
Unfortunately, the lead didn’t last long as Press equalised 5 minutes later with a close range header from a good cross.
The remainder of the half was quite feisty, with Press seemingly benefiting from a couple of lenient decisions including a poor tackle and a blatant, nasty collision. Despite this, it’s fair to say it remained competitive but without any more real chances at either end.
The visitors started the second half the brighter but it was Foxton who had the first chance to score. Rob Gwynne got his head to Liam’s corner, but could only head over when he possibly should’ve done better.
Press, then had a good chance of their own on 51 minutes, but fortunately Matt Graver put in a last minute block from close range to stop the danger.
Things then got much harder for Foxton when they were reduced to 10 men. The Referee on this occasion wasn’t quite so lenient as he sent Luca Dusi off with a straight red, following a miss timed tackle.
Foxton were forced to reshuffle, and after weathering the storm for a few minutes, slowly grew back into the game.
There were few chances being created by either team at this point, but Jake Williams had a lobbed effort go over with their keeper in no mans land, and then Press seemed to have a glorious chance with a player looking like he was going through one on one, but, the Referee made the call that he was offside.
With the game coming to a close, Foxton had the last decent chance to win. Evers stole possession and surged forward. He managed to find Liam with a pass who then drove in towards goal, but unfortunately, he could only pull his shot wide of the post and it ended all square.