Linton 2 – 0 Fulbourn
With all three Fulbourn teams playing away there was plenty of support at Linton for this cup tie on a cold and grey day, and I found time to catch up with some old acquaintances. There has always been keen rivalry between the two clubs but thereis also good hospitality and respect on both sides.
Fulbourn rang the changes from the previous weeks match at the same venue; Lee Hulyer was injured so Mike Evans donned the goalkeeping gloves and Mark Baxter started his first game since moving to work in Norwich.
You always want to get your nose in front in cup matches and it was Linton who capitalised on a mistake in the Fulbourn defence after only 7 minutes to go ahead.
Fulbourn had chances to draw level but at times they over elaborated in front of goal and half time came with the home side still in front.
Early in the second half Martin Turner controlled the ball well 15 yards out, saw the goalkeeper off his line and chipped the ball against the crossbar. If this chance,created out of nothing, had gone in maybe I would be writing a different story.
Linton were always dangerous going forward and with Fulbourn committed to attack they were caught out when the home right winger found room to get round Neil Elsom and put Linton further ahead.
Fulbourn rang the changes; Jordan Traynier, Darren Harris and Jon Fear coming on but despite plenty of pressure the elusive goal never came and the home side booked there place in the semi finals.