Eaton Socon A 4, Duxford United Res 2
23rd January 2016 :: Cambs FA County League MPG 3A
Eaton Socon began this game intense flowing football and looked very dangerous going forward. Unfortunately the Eaton Socon players couldn't take the chances they made. They were made to pay the price when a mistake in the defensive line produced a chance for the Duxford striker to pounce and slot the ball home giving the visitors a somewhat undeserved lead.
Eaton Socon kept plugging away to find an equaliser but again were made to pay for their own downfall when a mistake in midfield put a Duxford forward in again on goal and cleverly lobbed Canham in goal which gave Duxford a 2-0 lead at half time.
After strong words at half time from the Manager Simon and Assistant Dean about believing in themselves as players it proved to be just the incentive the Eaton Socon lads needed. The second half began as did Eaton Socon when a Chamberlain free kick crept underneath the visiting goalkeeper, giving Eaton Socon the belief they were told was there. A silly challenge from midfielder Jarvis in frustration took the Eaton Socon team to ten men. This instilled more fight to the players and after some strategic substitutions from the Manager the lads set about their task. From that point on Eaton Socon had the belief, grit and determination to win the game. Eaton Socon equalised soon after with great game play from Watts and Chamberlain to out Johnson through against the keeper but unselfishly laid the ball into the path of Dexter to slam home.
Now Eaton Socon's tails were wagging and they were firmly in control and were searching for another. It came with some fine football between Turner and Girdlestone putting Johnson against a Duxford defender and he ultimately turned the ball into his own net.
Eaton Socon then got the fourth, when what can only be described as a brilliant solo goal when Watts, who was outstanding in the day, took an instinctive snap shot from 35 yards that sailed over the goalkeeper which denoted game over. A good crowd saw today a well deserved win for the A-Team showing belief and team spirit.