Gamlingay United 2, Eaton Socon 3

2nd January 2016 :: Cambs FA County League Kershaw Premier

Eaton came away from the toughest away game in the Cambs Premier with a quality 3-2 win at Gamlingay. On an uneven Eco hub pitch both sides did their best to play football in the swirling wind. And to their credit both sides produced some great football. Eaton though were made to pay for giving United the chance to put the ball into the box from set pieces and on 35 minutes Wale misjudged the flight of a corner and United went one up. A melee ensued and Wale got a card from the referee on his 27th birthday, however this was yellow. But he made up for it with a magnificent save from Walker on 39 minutes.

United held the lead at half time and were dealt a massive blow when centre half Ashcroft-Walker had to be substituted at half time. This changed the dynamic of the game and Eaton certainly had the lion share of the game in the early part of the second half. However United are a resolute team and it took until the 63rd minute for Eaton to draw level when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball fall to Wilks who buried the ball past Loney in the United goal. Eaton were now on top, and ten minutes later a corner from Kingsbury found Spavins in the six yard area and he prodded home. Eaton were now dominant and great work from Banbury led to Wilks sliding home his second on 74 minutes. Eaton continued to press and they got caught by a United counter attack and on 84 minutes United pulled it back to 3-2. Eaton had to battle hard to hold United back in the last five minutes but they did to make it ten straight wins in all competitions.

They are now third in the Cambs Premier and travel to Linton next Saturday. Another cup final.