Eaton Socon A 4, Hundon Res 2
1st October 2016 :: Cambs FA County League MPG 3A
Eaton Socon were visited by a strong side in Hundon reserves but met them head on. A strong start from Eaton Socon with good defensive lines didn't allow the long ball approach from the Hundon team. After twenty minutes or so of constant pressure on the Hundon goal Damian Chamberlain took the lead. Hundon didn't give up but neither did Eaton Socon but a gain a long ball from the strong centre half of Hundon caught the Eaton defence short and the striker ran through beating the offside trap and equalising.
The game continued to go from end to end with a few close chance falling to the Eaton Socon strikers but their efforts were either just wide or saved. Upon half time the score was one a piece. Manager Simon O'Connor gave the team their half time talk telling how they could better their first half performance, also making one change to the midfield bringing James Taylor into the game. Taylor made an immediate impact and the midfield continued to send decisive passes to the the hungry Damian Chamberlain who from am inch perfect cross headed the ball home for his number two. Another substitute changed Sam Drew to Josh Draper on the left hand side and with twenty minutes to go Luke Jakes was placed I tot he centre back position. On his first touch the Hundon striker caused him to make a mistake and Eaton Socon were punished bring the game back to 2-2.
The Eaton lads had to dig deep and that's exactly what they did, with increasing technical ability and inch perfect passing set Damian Chamber,aim off again to grab his third goal although claiming a deflection off the Hundon defender. Hundon never gave up but were visibly tiring of the relentless running and passing of the ball through their midfield and defence to which Earon Socon's hard work paid off with yet another goal from Damian Chamberlain, claiming his fourth, although again a deflection. Eaton Socon built their game around their midfield today and along with a good defence and strike force they earned their second league win game 4-2.
Damian Chamberlain was awarded man of the match through hard work and a definite two goals but claimed four. Also a strong performance from James Taylor, Jake Dexter, Charlie Gough and Shane Smith made the Manager Simon O'Connor very proud.