Great Shelford 1-0 Foxton

This Saturday saw Foxton suffer their first league defeat of the season as they travelled away to Great Shelford.

Right from the first kick, Foxton had started the game on the front foot and really should have taken an early lead inside 30 seconds, when Jacko got on the end of a Josh Segrave cross. But he could only direct his header from close range over the bar.

Foxton were still on top, but a rare mistake from Matt Graver gifted Shelford their best chance of the half after 15 minutes. The home team nicked possession, which ended with a one on one, but Matt in goal saved well with his legs to keep the game level.

Moments later, Foxton’s Gregg Jackson, hit the cross bar after good play from Leavers, who was a menace to the Shelford defence all game.

Foxton were definitely having the better of the first half but failed to make any of their play count and some dogged defending from the home team was enough to keep them at bay.

The second half got underway and Foxton again had a great opportunity to take the lead, when Leavers was fouled in the box to win his side a penalty. However, both his spot kick and the rebound which fell back to him, were brilliantly saved by the home keeper.

From then on it seemed that play was beginning to get a bit stretched and Shelford were coming more and more into the game. They created an opportunity and a good shot from the edge of the box which was tipped over the bar by Matt, and started to put on pressure with some corner kicks.

Foxton were still very much in it though, with chances falling to both Leavers, who headed one over from an Ada corner, and Jacko, who sliced one wide after more good play from Gregg.

In a tight game, one goal can always win it, and it was Shelford who broke the deadlock, when on 75 minutes, a good ball into the box was knocked back across the goalmouth, before being tapped home from close range.

Despite the obvious frustration, Foxton didn’t let this get them down and were still pushing hard for an equaliser, but whatever they tried, nothing was working.

Luca almost got on the end of a great ball into the box, and then, in the last minute, Liam saw his curled effort come back off the upright and unfortunately for Foxton, it just wasn’t to be.

MOM….Justin leavers