Bare bones’ Fowlmere pay for missed chances
Fulbourn Institute Res 2 Fowlmere 0 FOWLMERE were left to rue a host of missed chances as Fulbourn Institute Reserves claimed their first league points in eight games. Missing several key players, Fowlmere took the game to the hosts with Darren Dyer and
Fulbourn Institute Res 2
FOWLMERE were left to rue a host of missed chances as Fulbourn Institute Reserves claimed their first league points in eight games.
Missing several key players, Fowlmere took the game to the hosts with Darren Dyer and Karyl Darcey both making an early impression.
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However, against the run of play it was Fulbourn who opened the scoring, with a well-taken header at the far post, following a highly disputed free kick.
Dyer almost drew his side level moments later, but his superb volley flew inches wide.
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The striker was then denied what looked like a clear goal, when his turn and strike was somehow turned away by the Fulbourn keeper.
In the second half Fowlmere continued to push forward and create chances, with opportunities falling to Dyer, Darcey and Neil Robinson.
Rory Clarke had one shot blocked on the line, before 17-year-old reserve team player Ben Sewell clipped the bar with a clever chip.
However, as Fowlmere went looking for that elusive equaliser, they were quickly knocked back when a Fulbourn midfielder broke down the right with his cross deflected home by seemingly unaware striker.
Assistant manager Darren Sewell said: "We did OK, considering we had the bare bones out there.
"We were missing quite a few players and had to bring in some of the reserve team.
"We created a lot of chances and probably should have put a few of them away, but their keeper made a blinding save to deny Darren Dyer.
"At that point it was 1-0 and I think if that had gone in, we could have seen a different outcome. We just didn't have any luck in front of goal."
Next up is a home game with high-flying Duxford United - who have won their last seven matches.
"They are top of the league, so it will be another tough game," said Sewell.
"But if we can get a strong squad together I'm confident of beating anyone in this league.
"I'm sure we will get chances - it's just a matter of making sure that we take them."
Fowlmere: Fulk; Kew, King, D Sewell, Poole; B Sewell, Fidgett, Robinson, Darcey; Dyer, Clarke.
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