Fowlmere held - but still go top

Fowlmere 1 Duxford United 1 STEVE Walker s Fowlmere moved to the top of BIS League Division 1A as their early season form continued. An impressive start saw Danny Mizon skilfully chip the ball home following Ian Ruggles break and parried strike. Howev

Fowlmere 1 Duxford United 1

STEVE Walker's Fowlmere moved to the top of BIS League Division 1A as their early season form continued.

An impressive start saw Danny Mizon skilfully chip the ball home following Ian Ruggles' break and parried strike.

However, despite a number of chances Fowlmere were thwarted in their search for a second.


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Both Shaun Audley and Terry Woods went close with first-half efforts, before Mizon almost doubled the hosts' lead.However, for all their dominance Fowlmere were knocked back when Duxford equalised 10 minutes from time.

Folwmere manager Steve Walker said: "It was a good result for us, but perhaps we could well have taken more from the game. Duxford are a very good side, who had a very good season last year - having been top for most of it.

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"We controlled a large part of the game, however on the hour we unfortunately lost the influential Lee Ridings who took a knock to his knee.

"He was having an excellent game in defence and when he went we had to soak up a lot of pressure.

"To be fair, I would have taken this result at the beginning of the season, because we know that they are going to be there or there abouts at the end.

"They're a good footballing side, and because of that we set up to deliberately stifle them. It wasn't pretty, but we got the ball forward and caused them problems.

"We should have probably been 3-0 up at half time, and having opened the scoring after a minute we were in front for most of the game.

"So in that sense it was disappointing not to have seen the game through.

"But at 1-0 you are always in danger of being caught out and that's what happened.

"However, it's just one of those things, because on the whole it was a very pleasing performance - especially as it saw us go top.

"It's early days, but it's still a good position to be in."

Folwmere entertain Linton Granta Reserves on Saturday in the Junior Invitation Cup.

Walker said: "Linton were beaten 5-0 at the weekend, whether or not that means it's a good time to play them remains to be seen.

"But we're looking to do well.

"The emphasis this season is the league, where we believe we can have a good year.

"However, the cup competitions are always good to be part of and it would be nice to put a good run together.

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