Match Report –Wisbech St Mary vs Foxton - League – 04.11.23

November 5, 2023

Foxton were again in action against Wisbech St Mary, this time, away from home.

The home side were on the front foot from the start and took an early lead in the second minute, after Pinney made an uncharacteristic mistake in the Foxton goal, allowing a St Mary player to finish acrobatically from close range.

This early goal spurred the home team on, and Foxton had to weather a bit of a storm and a good number of corners, that were all brilliantly delivered by their set piece man. Foxton managed to survive this storm and drew level on 20 minutes, when Jack Davis scored from a free kick, from about 30 yards out.

Foxton then were on the front foot and built-up lots of pressure. Jake Williams had a penalty shout turned down when he was through on goal and ended up in a heap. 

Antwan then had a good header saved from Alfie’s corner kick, the first of many in the next 15-minute spell, but the home defence did well to deal with Jack’s deliveries. 

Foxton started the second half where they left off and Jake Williams had an early shot that was well saved by the home keeper. 

After a good passage of play down the right-hand side, Foxton won a penalty after Alfie was chopped down in the box. Jake’s penalty was easily saved by the home keeper.

Jake soon made up for this miss, when he gave Foxton the lead on 61 minutes, with an early shot from the edge of the box, which caught the keeper flat footed and nestled into the right corner of the goal.

Foxton kept on top and nearly made it 3, when Elliott Knight’s header from Alfie’s corner, crashed back down off the cross bar, with the loose ball eventually being cleared.

Foxton were still searching a third goal, and this very nearly came in the 77th minute, when after another good attack, Alfie played in young Jake Emmett, who took the ball in his stride and headed towards goal. His shot across the keeper was well saved. 

After not making the pressure count, Foxton were dealt a sucker blow, when the home team came on strong and scored twice late on, to snatch all three points with 2 very good goals. The first, a bullet header after an attack down the right and the winner, an excellent curling finish, after a good run by their tricky no 10. 

WSM 3 - FFC 2

TEAM - Pinney, Knight, Gillies, Haynes, Byrne, McMurrough, Meredith, Davis, O’Dell, Williams, Ebanks-Blake.

SUBS – Henry, Emmett

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