Im-press-ive Fowlmere march on
Fowlmere 3 Cambridge Univ Press Res 2 FOWLMERE maintained their impressive start to the season with a valuable 3-2 win over a strong Cambridge University Press side. The visitors, who were promoted having won the BIS League 2A, came into the game in hig
Cambridge Univ Press Res 2
FOWLMERE maintained their impressive start to the season with a valuable 3-2 win over a strong Cambridge University Press side.
The visitors, who were promoted having won the BIS League 2A, came into the game in high spirits following their 1-0 defeat of Duxford United. However the BIS 1A new boys were soon on the back foot as Terry Woods' long throw was headed home by Shaun Audley.
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Fowlmere remained in control for most of the first half, although Press battled intently in search of an equaliser. However, it was the hosts who made the next breakthrough when Danny Mizon crashed in a superb half volley following Dan Caley's clever cross.
After the interval, it was the visitors that took the reins as the pressure swelled on the Fowlmere defence. A couple of chances gave manager Steve Walker cause for concern, but against the run of play his side nabbed a third when Audley headed home Karyl Darcy's corner after an hour.
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Lewis Whitehead replied for Press with a deserved close range strike, before the striker snatched a second to set up an exciting final 10 minutes. A few half chances fell their way, but Fowlmere's experience shone through with Walker's defence holding firm.
Walker said: "They were a very good side, and I think they were unbeaten in their league last season. They showed a lot of promise and I think they could well be one of the contenders for the league this season.
"We set off with the intention of unsettling them, and we certainly did that in scoring after just three minutes.
"Having been in control, the second half was a bit more difficult, and I knew that we probably needed another goal, because at times we really were under the cosh.
"At the end it was all hands to the pump, and to be fair they could have grabbed an equaliser.
"But we stayed calm and saw the game through - which was very pleasing.
"It's been a great start and hopefully we can make it three out of three on Saturday when we host Duxford. It will be a tough game but we've got a lot of confidence."
Fowlmere: Harben; King, Ridings, Poole, O'Farrell; Darcy, Frostik, Woods, Caley; Audley, Mizon. (Subs); J Carver, Kew, Fidgett, Walker.