Duxford United Res 2, Eaton Socon A 4

21st January 2017 :: Cambs FA County League MPG 3A

On a cold and very heavy pitch Eaton Socon A team went against Duxford. The first five minutes was all going Eaton Socon's way and Duxford barely had possession of the ball. Ten minutes in James 'twinkle toes' Taylor received a pass to his right foot and with a filthy chip and turn he hit a left foot worldy strike on the volley to beat the keeper from 25 yards. A very good strong start from The A Team.

Duxford soon came back with some good football and with many attacks falling to the offside rule they broke through and levelled the score to 1-1. Eaton Socon seemed to struggle along with Duxford at the condition of the pitch, as it made passing the ball very hard. Duxford managed to get back in front with a goal mouth scramble at the far post when Eaton's keeper Elliott Canham pushed the ball onto the post and the Duxford striker nudged the ball into the back of the net. 2-1 to Duxford.

Eaton struggled again with moving the ball about in the centre of the park and switched to using the untouched flanks making several attacks on goal. Manager Simon O'Connor had a bench just itching to get on and make a difference. He is well known for supplying 'super-subs' to the game. The first that was enrolled was Jesse Bettle who made an immediate effect on the front line. Jesse broke through and playing a lightning partnership with Asa Johnson put the game back to 2-2. The second added was a definite super-sub Jake Dexter who played down the left side beating two defenders to deliver a point accurate ball to Asa Johnson's head, to slot into the right hand side of the goal. 3-2 Eaton Socon.

Further changes were made to which Duxford struggled with. Craig Thonas bought some fresh excitement to the striking line up and Wade Cockram replaced a well played Charlie Gough. Jesse Bettle bought Eaton the game with a spilt ball from the goalkeeper heading the ball straight past a stranded goalkeeper. 4-2. The back line were solid in the first and second half despite some strange defending styles from the likes of Jonjo smith, who at one point would be more at home in 'Swan Lake Ballet." That being said Jonjo was a solid player once again. A sterling performance against a good Duxford side who had made a good batch of attacks to which Elliott Canham saved Eaton with three massively important saves.

A good game and a deserved result against a good Duxford side. Simon o'Connors man of the match today was Sam Drew for his overall commitment and performance.