Foxton 3-0 Comberton
Foxton were back in action on Saturday, with a home fixture against Comberton United, in pretty blustery conditions.
Foxton were out of the traps really quickly and had taken the lead as early as the first minute. Scotty played a neat one two with Justin, before putting the ball in to the on-rushing Josh Segrave who scored from close range.
The lead was soon doubled, when in the sixth minute, Justin headed home Liams cross, again, from close range.
Foxton were now well on top, but nearly conceded when the Combo striker had a chance from the edge of the box, but his shot went wide of the post. Ada then nearly made it three, but his free kick from 35 yards cannoned back off the cross bar and was cleared to safety.
Moments later however, it was three, with Leavers again involved. This time he ran on to the ball down the left channel and swung a cross into the box, and with the ball clearly striking an opposing defenders arm, the referee awarded a penalty, which Liam Moir tucked away.
There was still plenty of time left in the half for more goals, but Ada was again denied by the woodwork after another well struck free kick, which was superbly tipped on to the post by the Comberton keeper. Skipper Rob Gwynn also probably should’ve scored, when Ada delivered a pin point free kick to the back post, but he volleyed wide of the goal.
The second half was a different story. The visitors had regrouped during the break and started on the front foot, having plenty of the ball and managing to peg Foxton back. The wind also wasn’t helping as anything ‘in behind’ ran out of play.
About ten minutes into the half, the visitors had a really good chance when a loose ball in the box fell to a Combo player, but his shot from about 10 yards out was well saved by Matty Childs with his legs, who was making his debut in goal for Foxton.
Comberton kept putting the pressure on, but the Foxton defenders were doing brilliantly in the swirling conditions. A couple of blocked shots and a couple of wayward efforts meant Combo didn’t get perhaps the goal that they probably deserved.
The home still looked a threat on the break however, with Leavers and Segrave causing havoc to the visitors defence. Both Jake Williams and Lewis Jackaman were introduced to freshen things up and both soon had opportunities to extend Foxton’s lead. Firstly, the “ever honest” Leavers won his side another penalty, when he latched on to a Segrave through ball, only to be bought down by the keeper, but, Jake uncharacteristically put his penalty wide of the post. Then, Jacko then had a good opportunity after Evers had nicked possession and passed in to him, and after an excellent first touch which took all the defenders out of the game, his left footed shot went over the bar.
In the end the two chances didn’t matter, as the game ended 3-0, and with it, the Foxes picked up their first home win of the season. It was good effort in tough conditions and pleasing to see plenty of character shown, particularly in the second half, as Comberton made it really difficult.
MOM…. Justin Leavers