Gamlingay back on winning ways against Fowlmere

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Goals from Leo Churms and Conor Smith helped Gamlingay return to winning ways on Saturday as they came from behind to record a 2-1 victory over Fowlmere.

After the disappointment of last week’s last-gasp defeat to leaders Great Shelford, United were looking to get back to winning ways in the first of five consecutive home ties when they entertained Fowlmere.

However, the home side got off to the worst possible start when they failed to deal with a corner and Mark Fox was left unmarked to fire home an overhead kick with just three minutes on the clock.

United’s equaliser came on the 20 minute mark when top scorer Leo Churms made some room for himself 30 yards from goal before firing a half volley over the keeper and inside the far post.

Fowlmere had a chance just before the half to regain their lead from a corner, however Jeremy McMurrough couldn’t keep his header down and it sailed over Aaron Loney’s crossbar.

Gamlingay were much brighter in the second half and began to create some good chances. Sam Bonham was twice denied from close range thanks to some resolute defending, and Smith failed with an attempted lob after Churms set him free down the left channel.

Fowlmere too were pressing for a winner at the other end, however the United defensive unit prevented the need for Loney to be called into any serious action.

The winning goal came with little under fifteen minutes remaining. Again it was the Churms-Smith combination that saw the latter race into the Fowlmere box before firing low across the keeper and into the bottom corner.

The win was Gamlingay’s sixth in their last eight games in all competitions and moves them up to 8th in the table.

Man of the match was again tough with Ben Walker, Leo Churms and Joe Webb all putting in a shift at the heart of the midfield. However, it was decided that this week’s man of the match was Joe Webb.

Gamlingay are at home to Thorney on Saturday in the Second Round of the Cliff Bullen Challenge Cup. Kick off is at 1.45pm.