Bumpstead nip in as Fowlmere slip again
Steeple Bumpstead 2 Fowlmere 1 FOWLMERE missed out on the chance to move into the top five of the BIS Division 1A, slipping up at Steeple Bumpstead. As a result Steeple Bumpstead leapfrogged Steve Walker s side in the table, with the Fowlmere manager tar
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FOWLMERE missed out on the chance to move into the top five of the BIS Division 1A, slipping up at Steeple Bumpstead.
As a result Steeple Bumpstead leapfrogged Steve Walker's side in the table, with the Fowlmere manager targeting Saturday's game with Barrington as the game to lift their spirits and league position.
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He said: "It was a disappointing defeat and I think we really should have won the game.
"We've lost our last two games and I don't want us to slip into a losing streak.
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"We haven't been playing badly, we just missed too many chances on Saturday.
"We're always going to create chances so hopefully we can turn that around this weekend."
Despite a bright Fowlmere start, the visitors were trailing after 25 minutes after a well-taken Steeple strike, before losing tough midfielder Neil Robinson through injury.
However, substitute Paul Reynolds made an immediate impact when he broke from midfield and fired in a superb angled finish to draw his side level.
Folwmere went into the second half with the run of play and could have been in front with Dan Caley and Darren Dyer going close.
However, it was the hosts who snatched the vital second goal midway through the half, following another well-taken strike.
Karyl Darcey and Sam Walker could have pulled Fowlmere level late in the game, but both saw their efforts saved by the hosts' keeper, with Steeple doing just enough to hold on.
Walker said: "We were by far the better team, and after dominating most of the game and creating so many chances, it was a missed opportunity to move up the table.
"However, I was really pleased for Reynolds because he showed a great attitude after being dropped to the bench and took his goal very well.
"But we can look to bounce back on Saturday with our game against Barrington.
"It's a derby game so both teams are going to be up for the occasion."
Fowlmere: Fulk; Kew, King, Sewell, Cripps; Barker, Robinson, Caley, Frostik, Darcey; Dyer. (Subs): Reynolds, Walker, Cooke.