Three and easy for Foxes
PUBLISHED: 09:59 22 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010
Foxton 3 Lakenheath 2 FOXTON made it three wins in a row on Saturday with victory over Lakenheath. Starting with a changed line-up from last week did not seem to worry Foxton, who took an early lead, Duncan Handscombe scoring as he found himself in the ri
Foxton 3 Lakenheath 2
FOXTON made it three wins in a row on Saturday with victory over Lakenheath.
Starting with a changed line-up from last week did not seem to worry Foxton, who took an early lead, Duncan Handscombe scoring as he found himself in the right place to head home a deflected cross.
In an almost identical move only five minutes later Foxton thought they had scored a second after Handscombe headed another ball back across goal for Sean Audley to poke in on the line, only for it to be ruled offside.
Fortunately for Foxton, that did not matter too much as not long after Audley again found himself in the centre of the penalty box with time to turn and smash home past the rooted goalkeeper as the ball was worked in by intelligent play from the right hand side.
The second half was a one sided affair which somehow managed to see Foxton score only one goal and nearly get caught out by the gallant Lakenheath firing twice against the run of play.
It all started brightly enough for Foxton as Adam Fields took the home team into a three goal cushion latching on to a through ball to neatly slot past the advancing keeper.
Then the madness began as Audley playing high up the pitch found chance after chance failing to go in.
It seemed everything he tried just did not work with either head or foot.
This lead to some frustration among the team and combined with a lack of concentration and complacency allowed Lakenheath their way back into the match.
Their first goal came from a penalty box scramble which saw the ball hit Handscombe on the head from a yard out and rebound into his own net.
This still did not seem to bother Foxton, as they were creating chance after chance and on another day player manager Audley could have seen himself hitting double figures.
In the final minutes of the game Lakenheath then snatched a second goal as what originally seemed a hopeful ball was deftly headed home looping both defence and keeper to drop into the top corner of the net, leading to an over anxious ending to the game for the home team.
- Foxton travel to Lakenheath on Saturday in the return fixture.