Foxes' fine run comes to an end
PUBLISHED: 11:56 19 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010
Foxton 1 Soham Town Rangers Res 3 FOXTON S 11 game unbeaten came to an end on Saturday as Sean Audley s late goal proved to be only a consolation. The home side started the match stronger despite being without two key players in Andy Gray, suspended, an
Soham Town Rangers Res 3
FOXTON'S 11 game unbeaten came to an end on Saturday as Sean Audley's late goal proved to be only a consolation.
The home side started the match stronger despite being without two key players in Andy Gray, suspended, and Barry Webber, injured.
That start was almost perfect as within the first five minutes the Soham goalkeeper was called upon and responded by making an excellent save to stop a Duncan Handscombe diving header that look destined to go in.
Foxton kept pressing looking to make their bright start show but were unable to convert anything of substance, only half chances falling their way.
Soham gradually began to find their feet and impressed with good passing movement but also found their route to goal ultimately blocked with chances limited.
The second half started very similar with Soham trying to retain the ball and Foxton looking to counter attack, neither method seemingly more effective than the other.
However the home team lost concentration with a Soham free kick midway into their half. The visiting forward drifted away from his marker receiving the ball on the edge of the 18 yard box, where he then turned and struck an early shot that, with deflection, took it past the Foxton keeper.
The visitors struck again within a minute as a forceful run took the Soham forward into the box from wide where he then squared it from the by-line for his unmarked team mate to easily tap home from three yards out.
This left Foxton with an uphill task so they switched to three forwards and looked to get themselves back into the game.
It was starting to give them some hope and they did manage to create two good chances, the first a shot from the edge of the area which was cleared from the line and the second a header from inside the six yard area which somehow managed to drift over the bar.
It did not look to be Foxton's day and this was confirmed shortly afterwards as the neat and hardworking Soham team scored their third catching the home team on the break.
Andy Cambridge in goal managed to palm away the first strike, but the forward picked the ball up inside the area and side stepping a challenge neatly finished into the far corner.
Audley did reduce the arrears with a close-range effort, but it was too little to late for the Foxes.
- Foxton travelled to West Wratting last Tuesday and continued their fine run of form with a 4-1 victoy.
The first half was even with both teams trying to play good football, Foxton missing a couple of half chances and Wratting had a long range effort drift wide.
West Wratting came out quicker in the second half and Foxton keeper Andy Cambridge was forced to make a decent save tipping the ball around a post.
Foxton sparked into life and soon took the lead through an Andrew Wilkins shot from the edge of the area.
The lead was then doubled by a Duncan Handscombe effort from a clever Adam Fields pass.
Fields was again involved for the third goal as he was brought down inside the box, with player-manager Sean Audley scoring the resulting penalty kick.
The final 10 minutes of the game saw a Wratting player sent off for verbal abuse to the referee and also Audley headed Foxton's fourth in from a corner.
The home team then wrapped up the scoring with a consolation goal in the last minute.
- Foxton will look to get back on track next Saturday as they host Bluntisham at the Rec.