Ben’s hat-trick puts Foxton on the back foot

PUBLISHED: 16:27 25 October 2007 | UPDATED: 15:17 12 May 2010

Foxton Res 1 Steeple Morden 5 STEEPLE Morden came from a goal down to record a fine victory over Foxton Reserves. Foxton took the lead against the run of play when they capitalised on poor marking at a corner, but Steeple were playing well, and Ben

Foxton Res 1 Steeple Morden 5

STEEPLE Morden came from a goal down to record a fine victory over Foxton Reserves.

Foxton took the lead against the run of play when they capitalised on poor marking at a corner, but Steeple were playing well, and Ben Holt struck a post while Jim Edey saw a shot cleared off the line.

Jamie Murphy eventually scored the equaliser with a composed finish from 15 yards after good work from Charlie Prothero.

Holt made it 2-1 just before the break, picking up the pieces after a Jim Edey shot had been parried by the keeper, and after this the result was never in doubt.

Holt poached a third from close range, before completing his hat-trick with a powerful header from a Martin Lees cross.

Brother Dom Holt then got in on the act, adding the fifth after a mazy run.

A late Foxton revival saw goalkeeper Tidey called into action on several occasions, and he made two great saves to preserve his side's four-goal advantage.

Steeple Morden manager Kenny Watters said: "It was an excellent display of hard work and attractive passing football.

"This was the best performance from a Steeple side for some time."

This weekend Steeple Morden travel to JM Sports Reserves.

Steeple Morden Res 4 Comberton United A 1

STEEPLE Morden Reserves got back to winning ways with a convincing win over Comberton United A.

The first half did not ­produce many chances, with much of the play getting bogged down in the centre of the pitch.

The deadlock was broken after 30 minutes, when an outswinging corner from Steeple's Jason Clarke was met by a firm header from Paul Geraghty.

Clarke's accurate delivery from set pieces caused Comberton problems throughout the match, and it was another corner which created the second goal.

This time Nick Carlton flicked the ball on to Darren Jarmen, who headed in at the far post.

Steeple got a third from the penalty spot, before the fourth arrived in bizarre circumstances.

The visiting keeper picked up a back pass presenting Steeple with a free kick from close range.

This thundered into the wall, but Jarmen was on hand to net his second.

Comberton scored a consolation goal near the end from the penalty spot.

Steeple Morden host Fulbourn Institute A this weekend.

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