United dent league leaders title hopes
PUBLISHED: 14:31 08 March 2011
FULBOURN supporters were left to rue the remarks they made to United striker Matt Glass after he helped dent their Kershaw Premier League title hopes.
Fulbourn 1 Whittlesford United 2
Glass, who started this season playing for the hosts, popped up to net a second half winner and finish off a superb comeback that tore up the league form book.
Table toppers Fulbourn waltzed into the changing rooms at half time with a one-nil lead, thanks to Matt Lilley, allowing some sections of the home support to question why Glass had moved clubs just weeks into the season.
But the young striker, who now has 20 goals in 21 appearances, answered emphatically by having the final say in an enthralling encounter.
Full back Craig Swan brought the visitors level just after half time with a bullet header from a free kick and after numerous chances went begging United finally found the net again in the closing stages.
After seeing his side hold on for a shock win against the league leaders manager Toby Dawson paid tribute to the efforts of his whole team: “We played for the whole 90 minutes instead of just 45 like the week before. We showed what we are capable of doing when we put the effort in.
“All the lads were really up for it and everyone responded to last week’s defeat by working hard for each other.”
The sudden turn around bodes well for the big weekend ahead. United host title favourites Lakenheath in the Premier League Cup semi-finals at The Lawn for a 3pm kick off.
Dawson said: “I’ve heard a few reports that teams have been able to frustrate them and we will be hoping to do the same and get to the final. We will put out almost the same side [Nicky Barker is unavailable] and we want the same performance.”