Chatteris Town 1, Eaton Socon 2
17th December 2016 :: Cambs FA County League Kershaw Premier
Chatteris Town 1 Eaton Socon 2
A goal from Mayson Byatt in the last minute saw Eaton finish off 2016 in style.. in a very good close game against very good opponents Eaton clinched all three points late on when great work from Flack and then Wilks saw Byatt smash home the winner much to the delight of the travelling Eaton fans..
The game had been a very close affair though Eaton had the better of the opening exchanges with Fox, Shepherd and Pearce all going close. However Eaton could not convert and Chatteris then started to get a foothold with Gillies having two efforts superbly saved by Wale in the Eaton goal. Wale then made another Worldy before half time .. which probably won him the man of the match award..
Level at half time and nothing between the teams .. Eaton again started well but again never troubled the Town goal, but on 61 minutes Bassett was put clear through but the keeper saved well .. the ball however came back to Bassett who squared for Kay but his effort sailed over. Minutes later though Eaton grabbed the lead when Bassett got in behind the Town defence only to be fouled .. after lengthy consultation between the referee and linesman resulted in a penalty being awarded .. Lee Bassett then wrote himself into Eaton history when he converted for his 26th goal of the season .. this is the highest goal tally for an Eaton player in the Cambs League .. and all before Christmas !!
Th game then became very open with Chatteris throwing men forward and on 74 minutes Hollis blasted home from 30 yards giving Wale no chance.. all square and this was probably a fair reflection, however Byatt climbed off the bench to score the vital goal and send Eaton home with three big points ..
The Ressies finished off the year on a sour note when they lost 6-1 at home to Houghton .. Robert Gooch with the goal..
The A team lost 5-3 against Whittlesford .. goals from O Conner, Dexter and Draper with the goals ..