We deserved victory says Foxton manager
Foxton 3 Mildenhall Res 0 THREE goals gave Foxton the victory they were looking for as they met Mildenhall for the second time this season. The hosts started well with Adam Fields and Nathan Davenport putting pressure on the Mildenhall defence, and as a r
Foxton 3 Mildenhall Res 0
THREE goals gave Foxton the victory they were looking for as they met Mildenhall for the second time this season.
The hosts started well with Adam Fields and Nathan Davenport putting pressure on the Mildenhall defence, and as a result the striking duo both went close to breaking the early deadlock.
However, they soon had their noses in front, with Stuart Ogilvie tapping home Barry Webster's clever flick-on after 20 minutes.
The game then opened up as the visitors began to settle, and could have levelled if not for a brave save by Jamie Chamberlain.
Foxton replied in turn and should have doubled their lead when Ogilvie wasted a decent chance from close range.
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After the break Mildenhall came out positively, yet were still unable to find a way past Foxton's resolute defending, with Chamberlain making another top save, pushing the ball onto his crossbar.
Dan Hoggarth was then introduced in to the Foxton attack, and he immediately impressed setting Ogilvie up for another chance, but he saw his confident header cannon back from the bar.
With 15 minutes left, Fields forced the Mildenhall keeper into a good save, before crossing the rebound into the path of Hoggarth who volleyed home with ease.
Hoggarth then grabbed his second and Foxton's third when he outpaced the Mildenhall defence and crashed in an superb strike from the edge of the box.
Foxton manager Andy Cambridge said: "To win 3-0 was a bit flattering, as Mildenhall are very good team.
"However, we did deserve to win, having created a lot of decent chances and reduced them to striking from distance.
"I thought we were exceptional at the back and keeping a clean sheet was very pleasing.
"Our work rate was also excellent, but I still feel that we have a lot more to improve on."
Foxton: J Chamberlain; D Chamberlain, Ranner, Handscombe, Tokely; Lawrence, Ogilvie, Webber, Margiotta; Fields, Davenport. (Subs): Clark, Hoggarth, I Cambridge, Manners, Aristo.
Haslingfield 1 Steeple Morden Res 3
STEEPLE Morden Reserves grabbed their first three points of the season with victory over Haslingfield on Saturday.
And the game started brightly for the visitors, who took the lead through Paul Geraghty after a goalmouth scramble.
But parity was restored for the hosts after a tight first half, and within moments of the second were back on level terms with Morden keeper Andy Smith beaten by a fine finish.
Jason Clark restored Steeple's lead though, when he raced onto Gene Orchard's pass for his first goal of the season, wrong footing his marker and finishing powerfully.
Steeple then took advantage of some slack defending, with Damian Pennell taking advantage of a gaping hole to slot the ball home unopposed.
Steeple manager Paul Jarman said: "I'm delighted with the effort shown by the players. It was three well-earned points."
Steeple Morden Reserves: A Smith; K Smith, Jarman, Prentice, Little; Morris, Carlton, Geraghty, Pennell; Orchard, Clark. (Sub): Thorp.