Eaton Socon 3, Great Shelford 2

25th August 2015 :: Cambs FA County League Kershaw Premier

Eaton finally produced the performance that we all knew was in them when they beat last seasons Cambs Kershaw Premier Champions at River Road. After two disappointing home defeats Eaton were determined to put things right and they won an exciting encounter. Shelford started brightly and had the first real chance when Chandler got in behind the Eaton defence only for Whitehead to miss his shot. Wale in the Eaton goal then came to his teams rescue when Shelford intercepted a ball across the Eaton back line and again Whitehead bore down on goal only for Wale to spread himself and save. Eaton though worked through that early Shelford pressure and on 15 minutes took the lead.. And what a goal it was.. A ball down Eatons left found LGF who played the ball through to Kingsbury whose right footed shot nestled in the top corner. This then saw Eaton play some good counter attacking football and the lead should have been doubled when LGF latched on to a poor back pass and he did everything right as he rounded the keeper only to put the ball wide. Eaton went into the break one up and on 51 minutes good work by Kingsbury found Wilks whose shot beat the Shelford keeper and found it's way into the bottom corner. However at 2-0 down Shelford showed their own battling spirit and on 63 minutes good work by Chandler saw the ball go unopposed across the area and Shelford pulled one back. Shelford stepped up their game further and Eaton had to work hard to repel their attacks. But Eaton once again found a second wind and with 6 minutes left, Kingsbury got to the byline and centred for Wilks who headed home. That though wasn't the end of the action. Shelford won a corner and after a resulting melee the ball was bundled in to make it 3-2. Eaton looked nervy and in injury time a ball into the Shelford box found Kay's who was dragged down by the Shelford defender, and the referee pointed to the spot. Neil Morris stepped up and his penalty hit the bar. This somewhat enhanced Eatons nerves and Shelford had three further corners to try and level the game, but Eaton managed to hold out and claim three vital points. A great win and good performance by all those involved.

Team: Wale, Dawson (Banbury), Grimes, Batt, Spavins, Beattie (Kidd), LGF, Morris, Kingsbury (Gooch), Kays, Wilks