Boss Cambridge to the rescue
Foxton 3 Brampton 2 MANAGER Andy Cambridge had to stand in for injured goalkeeper Jamie Chamberlain and inspired his team to a win over Brampton. Foxton had already scraped a 3-2 win away to Brampton this season - in late August – and Saturday s performa
Foxton 3 Brampton 2
MANAGER Andy Cambridge had to stand in for injured goalkeeper Jamie Chamberlain and inspired his team to a win over Brampton.
Foxton had already scraped a 3-2 win away to Brampton this season - in late August - and Saturday's performance turned out to be a repeat performance.
The visitors came with the intention of playing their way to victory and they were immediately into their stride by forcing Cambridge into saving with his legs after just five minutes.
Foxton hit back with some good football of their own and when a corner was floated into the box Andy Fields brought it down, turned and shot into the far corner where it hit teammate Duncan Handscombe and nestled into the net.
Foxton then had a chance to go 2-0 up and will still be wondering how they didn't score when Ian Cambridge, attempting to flick the ball past the stranded keeper from two yards out, got his feet in a muddle and spurned a golden opportunity.
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At the beginning of the second half Foxton did finally go two up when Ian Cambridge rounded the Brampton keeper and crossed for Fields to head home from close range.
The home team were then guilty of a lack of concentration and some sloppy defending saw them concede two goals in two minutes, although if it wasn't for some fine low saves from their stand-in keeper the game would have been finished off altogether.
Foxton managed to withstand the heavy pressure without conceding a third, and late in the game they were awarded a penalty after Wellstead was brought down in the box.
Ian Cambridge converted to put the game to bed.
Fresh from his on-field heroics, manager Andy Cambridge said: "On the balance of play we were maybe fortunate to win, although we were guilty of missing a few chances ourselves and Brampton, for all of their hard work and good play, didn't really cause us too many problems.
"The goals we conceded were largely down to our own basic errors and lapses in concentration, but the attitude of our players was good even though we spent large periods of the game defending and we stuck together and managed to grind out the win."
Foxton: A Cambridge, Tokley, Handscombe, Ranner, Margiotta, Lawrence, Hayden, Aristo, Wellstead, I Cambridge, Fields subs: Davenport, Ogilvie, Manners