New boy Barker grabs late cup winner

PUBLISHED: 17:26 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:21 04 May 2010

Bottisham Sports 0 Fowlmere 1 (aet) FOLWMERE reached the quarter finals of the Junior Invitation Cup thanks to Ross Barker s 120th minute strike. In what was an entertaining game with lots of chances, both teams had to wait for the final seconds for the

Bottisham Sports 0 Fowlmere 1 (aet)

FOLWMERE reached the quarter finals of the Junior Invitation Cup thanks to Ross Barker's 120th minute strike.

In what was an entertaining game with lots of chances, both teams had to wait for the final seconds for the deadlock to be broken, with Fowlmere's new signing sparing the lottery of a penalty shootout.

The 21-year-old midfielder kept his cool and rounded the Bottisham keeper for a simple tap in after a brilliant pass from right-back George Kew.

Fowlmere manager Steve Walker said: "It was a great finish by Barker who was probably the best player on the pitch. He didn't stop running for the entire match and I was very pleased for him to get the winner - he certainly deserved it.

"Overall it was a very positive performance and there were a number of good displays all over the park.

"I thought Paul Reynolds also did very well, especially as he was playing out of position at centre-half, and he had a very intelligent game.

"We've now got a quarter final to look forward to and that's very pleasing.

"I think it's the furthest the club has got for a while, so it would be nice to do well.

"However, the league is our main priority, especially as promotion is still possible. All it takes is for a few of the sides above us to slip up and then we are right up there - and in a league where anyone can beat anyone, there is still a chance for us."

Walker's side return to league action on ­Saturday when they entertain Fulbourn ­Institute Reserves, a team that has lost their last three league games.

He said: "It's certainly a match that we can win, but as I've said, this is a difficult league. We're obviously looking to move up the table and a win on Saturday would certainly help with that.

"Fulbourn are near the bottom, but we will not be taking anything for granted - it promises to be another tough game."

Fowlmere: Searle; Kew, King, Reynolds, Kenzie; Robinson, Barker, Darcey, Cripps; Dyer, Fidget. (Subs): Walker, Caley, Cook.

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