Match Report – Cherry Hinton vs Foxton - League – 18.11.23

November 19, 2023

Foxton were back in league action Saturday, with an away trip to Cherry Hinton and picked up a valuable 3 points after a 4-2 victory.

The home team had the first effort on goal right at the start, with a snapshot from the edge of the box that went over the bar. Foxton attacked almost straight away and took the lead via Jake Williams, who headed home from close range after Kaane and Alfie had linked well on the left, Alfie sent a pinpoint cross to the far post to Antwan, who put it back straight onto Jake’s head, 1-0.

For the next 15 mins the game was short of much of quality and opportunity for either side. 

The lead was doubled on 22 minutes, with Kaane again involved, after he chased a lost cause and shut down the keeper’s attempted clearance, the rebounding ball falling in the path of Jake, who again made no mistake and beat the keeper with ease, with a cool finish, 2-0.

Cherries didn’t cave in and in the next 5 minutes had a couple of good chances to score but Pinney saved well on both occasions to keep them at bay.

Jake was then inches away from his hat-trick, after Antwan picked him out but his early shot across the keeper went just wide of the post.

We grabbed a third goal 5 mins before halftime, when George Gillies sent a lovey ball into the box, which found Alfie at the far post, he made no mistake and slammed the ball home off the underside of the cross bar. 3-0 

The second half started, and the home team pulled a goal straight back, with a good finish from close range after some good play.

The three-goal advantage was soon restored when Alfie grabbed his second of the game with a cool finish, after Kaane had picked up possession and laid it on a plate - 4-1.

Jordan Atkin nearly made it 5, when he got on to the end of Gwynnie’s cross into the box, but his deft header went just wide.

Kaane then had an effort saved, after another good Foxton move down the right flank.

After this period of being in full control, we then seemed to drop off and this allowed the Cherries to pick up a head of steam and they went on to have a strong 10/15-minute period. Foxton then seemed all at sea and the home side pulled back another goal, which their efforts deserved. Pinney then made another good save, tipping the ball over the bar from a powerful shot on the right edge of the box. Foxton weathered the storm and got back in control, to see out the remainder of the game and to pick up a deserved 3 points.

TEAM - Pinney, Gillies, Beard, Gwynne, Byrne, Meredith, Knight, O’Dell, Ebanks-Blake, Williams, Fehmi, 

SUBS – Atkin, McMurrough, Haynes

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