Foxton victims of stunning comeback
PUBLISHED: 09:47 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010
Foxton 3 Cambridge University Press 5 FOXTON were victims of an almighty collapse on Saturday when they lost 5-3 after being 3-0 up with 25 minutes to go. Despite playing a team a division above them in the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup, Andy Cambridge s sid
Foxton 3 Cambridge University Press 5
FOXTON were victims of an almighty collapse on Saturday when they lost 5-3 after being 3-0 up with 25 minutes to go.
Despite playing a team a division above them in the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup, Andy Cambridge's side were always a threat going forward and took the lead through Stuart Ogilvie when he finished from 12 yards after a neat one-two with Carlow Lawrence.
Foxton, who before this game had scored 20 goals in their past seven matches, enjoyed long spells of pressure and on more than one occasion Lee Clift in the Cambridge goal was called into action to keep the score at 1-0.
Twice the keeper was forced to save from Foxton's Adam Fields who had broken through the Cambridge defence and at the break Foxton went in one goal up.
Foxton began the second half expecting a Cambridge backlash, but it never materialised. Instead they doubled their lead.
Conrad Wellstead cleverly hooked the ball into the Cambridge box after an excellent cross field pass from Matt Hayden, and Ogilvie cheekily lobbed the ball over the onrushing defender before volleying past the helpless keeper.
Foxton went further in front minutes later when Fields stole the ball from a Cambridge defender inside his own half before running on to slot it past Clift.
With just 25 minutes left Foxton were seemingly home and dry but then their collapse began.
Adem Atay tapped in from a corner and added a second via a free kick.
Then Jordan McDermott equalised following a slick passing move and followed it up with a second soon after, and then, to add to the home team's mounting humiliation, Atay got his third with a long ranger.
Foxton boss Andy Cambridge said: "For me to try to sum up this game would take too long. It's fair to say that from being 3-0 up and with 25 minutes remaining we blew it, although I would like to credit the opposition who took full advantage."
Foxton: J Chamberlain, D Chamberlain, Ranner, Webber, Margiotta, Lawrence, Ogilvie, Aristo, Wellstead, Fields, Hayden. Subs: Davenport, Ford.