Foxton 2-2 Hemingfords Utd

After last weeks away defeat, Foxton were back at home, against Hemingford Utd.

Foxton started pretty well in open play but it was the visitors who had the first meaningful attempt on goal with a rasping shot from 20 yards out, that cannoned back off the cross bar and fortunately to safety. Foxton then had a half chance from a ball that was half cleared, the Hemingford keeper was now out of position and Gregg Jackson’s early shot looked it might hold up in the wind and fall in under the cross bar but it wasn’t to be.

The game remained competitive, with Foxton probably just edging the play. On the half hour mark, Josh Segrave gave us the lead when he scored from close range following Gregg’s flick on from Ada’s long throw.

The lead only lasted a couple minutes however, after we conceded a soft goal. A simple ball pumped down the middle evaded everybody, and the Hemingford striker nipped in to score at ease. The visitors then had a chance to take the lead just before half time but Matt saved well at full stretch to his right hand side.

The second half got under way and it was the visitors again who had an opportunity to score but Matt again saved well pushing a shot round the post low to his right.

Hemingford were keeping Foxton on the back foot with their striker being the main instigator of most things good. His hold up play and hard work really was impressive.

On the hour mark the visitors took the lead with what looked from the touchline as a soft goal. A distance looping effort evaded Matt and fell under the cross bar.

Foxton now behind, huffed and puffed but without really opening up the visiting back line which was marshalled well by their big centre half.

Now, moving into the last few minutes, Foxton had a bit of sustained pressure and right at the death they equalised when Justin Leavers headed home Eliot Knight’s cross from the right.

Overall it was a decent competitive game and on the balance of play throughout, a draw was probably a fair result.

MOM…..Evers Beard.