Eynesbury United 0, Eaton Socon 1
6th March 2020 :: Cambs FA County League Kershaw Premier
In the natural habitat an Eagle would soar above a bull and deposit on it from a great height and that’s exactly what happened at Hall Road on Friday night.
After losing twice to their local rivals already this season without laying a hand on their opponents, Eaton produced their best display of the season and thoroughly deserved the victory against a good Eynesbury side.
Eaton came out with more energy and tenacity than their opponents and completely dominated the first half, playing some superb football without managing to brake the deadlock. Rhys Thorpe had an effort cleared off the line after Jake Alderson had hit the post and Ben Cole was a constant threat in attack for the away side. The midfield 3 of McGowan, Brown and Hickling were completely dominating the game but Eaton couldn’t find a way through. All square at half time.
The second half started the same as the first and Eaton finally took the lead through Jake ‘Tony Yeboah’ Alderson who fired an unstoppable left footed effort in off the underside of the crossbar. Eynesbury protested about something or other claiming handball, offside or whatever else they could think up at short notice but it was clear for everyone to see that Alderson had controlled the ball on his chest before scoring a goal of the season contender.
This sparked Eynesbury into life and they started to get a grip of the game with 20 minutes to play. 567 corners and 5 or 6 efforts later, Shane Fox had the chance to level only for Darren Woodend to block his effort when it seemed the scores would be levelled. The old ‘handball’ shouts came bellowing out from everyone in blue and in the home dugout but the referee again was superbly placed to see the great block from the Eaton captain.
Rumours spread from the crowd that the referee was however on the ever increasing Eynesbury wage bill and this was all but confirmed when he added on 7 additional minutes. With Eaton flat on their feet they dug in and the superb Eaton defence and keeper Milky Wale made sure that the 3 points went back to River Road.
A great performance from every single Eaton player but it was young Dan Olive who was given the MOM award for his fantastic all round display.