Eaton Socon 1, Lakenheath 4
1st May 2017 :: Premier League Cup
Cambs Kershaw Premier League Final
Eaton fell short at the final hurdle today as Lakenheath deservedly lifted the Cambs League Cup. The final score line was not really a true reflection of the game as Eaton conceded two in added time chasing the game. However Eaton seemed to freeze on the big day and failed to play like we know they can. But to be fair Lakenheath play a certain way and it certainly did for the Eagles.
The game started off as a tight affair with Lakenheath playing the better football.. however the only moment of note in the early exchanges was the unfortunate injury to Lakenheath forward James Dean who was stretchered off with a knee injury. Lakenheath finally took the lead when a corner from the Eaton left saw substitute Wright rise highest to head past Wale. Eaton really needed to raise their game and a change of formation saw them become a bit brighter.. and maybe should have equalised when a great switch from Spavins found Parratt who bore down on the Heath goal only to see his effort hit the underside of the bar and bounce to safety. One nil to Lakenheath at half time and the message was for Eaton to get the ball into the channels and get at the Lakenheath full backs.. and this seemed to fall on deaf ears as Eaton just kept plonking the ball over the top hoping that Bassett would latch on to one.. but Lakenheath kept clearing their lines. Finally though Eaton did get the ball wide and a good cross from Kay was met by Shane Fox who scored with his head to level the game. Now if I was a betting man I would have put my house on the fact that Eaton would now go up a gear and put Lakenheath under some real pressure, but no some poor decision making allowed Matt Hayden to intercept a cross field pass and place it smartly past Wale. Eaton then had to throw caution to the wind but Lakenheath are an experienced side and with the minutes ticking away Eaton threw everything forward.. and Lakenheath just waited their moment and a ball through to Aaron Turner saw him race clear and bury the third and with it Eaton's hopes of a double. And a minute later another one on one saw Lakenheath make it 4-1 and cue wild celebrations.. such a sorry way to end a very good season.. but on the day Lakenheath were the better team and congratulations to Kevin and his team on lifting the trophy..
Well that's it 44 games .. 28 wins and only 8 defeats .. however the 8 draws did for Eaton in the end but 120 goals was a great return .. and the Hunts Cup in the cabinet as well as the Ressies memorable cup win.. it does not feel like it at the present but it was all in all a good season and this team will only get better .. roll on next season ðŸ†ðŸ†ðŸ†ðŸ†