Fosker sparks revival

PUBLISHED: 16:40 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

Melbourn 4 Hardwick Res 2 MELBOURN twice came from behind against Hardwick before an impressive second-half ­display secured the three points. The hosts went behind after 15 minutes, when John Patman was judged to have fouled a Hardwick striker in the bo

Melbourn 4

Hardwick Res 2

MELBOURN twice came from behind against Hardwick before an impressive second-half ­display secured the three points.

The hosts went behind after 15 minutes, when John Patman was judged to have fouled a Hardwick striker in the box, with the visitors slotting home the penalty.

But Melbourn were back in the game on the half-hour, when Dave Plester combined with Steve Marriott, who cleverly flicked the ball on for captain Jason Gray to hammer in his first of two goals.

However, the hosts slipped behind moments later when a Hardwick midfielder skipped through three half-hearted Melbourn tackles, with the ball deflected over goalkeeper Glen Pearse's head and into the net.

But Melbourn hit back in the second half, showing great character and determination to grab their second win of 2008.

Substitute Steve Fosker, equalised on the hour mark with a calm finish, before Gray volleyed home in the move of the game following good play from Fosker and Ian Frances.

The game was then wrapped up 15 minutes later, when Plester squared the ball from the by-line and into the path of Fosker,who sealed all three points with another cool finish.

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