Eaton Socon res. 4, Newmarket Town Res. 1

5th October 2019 :: Percy Oldham Memorial Cup

Eaton started well, and could have been 1-0 up inside 3 minutes, but for a keen eyed linesman, who flagged the ball had gone out of play, long before Ben Cole had finished off Lee Griffiths cross.
Ben Cole made no mistake 5 minutes later, as Eaton took the lead with a fine diving header, after good work from Griffiths and Whittingham.
Newmarket evenly matched Eaton throughout the 1st half, but were thwarted time and time again, by the man in the illuminated boots, Simon White who without doubt saw the lady with a camera on his way onto the pitch. (Pictures to follow.)
Eaton extended there lead on 20 minutes through the Irish magician ALan Moore, who made no mistake after being put through by Josh Kane.
The little Irishman, who was being marked by an even smaller Irishman scored goal number tree, after good work from the man they call “The Assist” Lee Griffiths.
Joe Kokotka could have made it four, moments before halftime, but with only the keeper to beat, he swung his standing right foot, and the ball seemed to ricochet between his shin pad, knee, and ankle pad before going out for a goal kick.
After a short halftime team talk, which simply instructed the players, to keep there shape and to play in the same way, as they had in the 1st half. The game then descended into a basketball like game.
Newmarket made it 3-1 after some neat control, with the strikers hand, and finished into the bottom corner.
The game didn’t fizzle out, and was end to end, both keepers did well to keep the score down.
Eaton makeshift centre half’s Albone and Barnett standing firm, against the lively Newmarket attack.
After throwing himself into challenges all day, midfield powerhouse Tom Hall joined skipper Andy Coles in the referees notebook, with 10 minutes to go, with one of his trademark tackles.
There was still time for Conner Heaps to have his say in the game, coming on in the closing stages, Lee Griffiths provided, after good work from Dawkes, and Heaps did, what Heaps does, and scored his 5th goal in less than 77 minutes of football this season.
Special mention for Ryan Whittingham who overcame his finger nail injury to play, and didn’t receive a yellow card.

The ressies are at home next week to Ramsey Town in the Hunts Cup. 3pm ko

MOM. Simon White 🍾

  • White
  • Whittingham (Martin)
  • Kokotka
  • Albone
  • Barnett (Fox)
  • Coles
  • Griffiths
  • Kane
  • Cole (Heaps)
  • Hall
  • Moore (Dawkes)