Bassingbourn 3, Eaton Socon A 1
26th March 2016 :: Cambs FA County League MPG 3A
This was a day where the Eaton Socon A team knew that they needed a win to have any chance of keeping up with the pace the top three were flying at. They made the worst possible start when Bassingbourn got themselves on top from the very first whistle and were immediately rewarded as early as the third minute when the ball fell to a Bassingbourn player on the edge of the area and he slammed a fierce shot home, a very early lead for the home team.
They sensed the nervous start from the Eaton Socon and piled on the pressure with very direct play, playing swinging in balls left right and centre into the Eaton Socon box.They grabbed themselves a second when a free kick was swung in and headed away only to the edge of the area and yet again a Bassingbourn player swung a leg at it for it to nestle in the corner and it was then 2-0 to the home side.
Eaton Socon hadn't even got into first gear yet and were being well and truly punished and Bassingbourn grabbed a third before the 25 minute mark when the ball was played across goal and the wet surface helped it reach a Bassingbourn player for a tap in - 3-0.
The Eaton Socon side A then seemed to settle and begin to keep the ball after having our goal peppered for 20 minutes, Eaton Socon plucked away but couldn't create anything clear cut, the only noticeable chance for A team was when great work from Perri Ransley who put a great cross with a bit to much pace on and Damian Chamberlain headed wide, half time.
The second half begun and you could see belief, pride and battling from Eaton Socon as they started to play some nice football, which then cued a few chances for the A team, Asa Johnson headed over from a brilliant Toby McEvoy cross, Damian Chamberlain had two shots that just went over, David Watts kept playing Asa Johnson and Jake Dexter into the channels and this was causing Bassingbourn problems.
This was the story of the second half as it looked a totally different Eaton side to the first half. They were showing some good grit and determination and they were rewarded when good work in the middle of the park found Asa Johnson through on goal, he rounded the keeper and Eaton Socon deservedly had a goal back.
At 3-1 and with the A team playing well you could sense the boys had the belief, unfortunately it was too late and Bassingbourn begun to time waste and foul the Eaton Socon boys which was instructed by they're own manager, bitter no, truthful yes.