Felixstowe lifted out of bottom three
PUBLISHED: 14:38 12 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:49 03 March 2010
SOCCER: Newmarket 1 Felixstowe 2. A last-gasp goal from Robbie Fuller gave Felixstowe & Walton all three points to lift them out of the bottom three and above their hosts Newmarket.
Newmarket 1 Felixstowe 2
A LAST-GASP goal from Robbie Fuller gave Felixstowe & Walton all three points to lift them out of the bottom three and above their hosts Newmarket.
It was the Seasiders' first away win of the season and brought them much-needed points after they slipped to the bottom of the table in the midweek when results went against them while they were without a game.
In a match that was neither pretty or spectacular, Bickers gave the visitors the early advantage as he headed home Deasy's cross from close range in the fifth minute as the Newmarket defence hesitated.
But Felixstowe were unable to press home that advantage and Newmarket were deservedly on terms in the 38th minute when Stokes followed up to stab the ball home after Charters had got down well to parry Rhodes' initial shot.
It was a nervy second half for both managers and either side could have taken the lead, with Ager and Knights clearing off the Felixstowe line after Charters had twice been dispossessed, and Oxborough producing two top-class saves to deny first Deasy and then Barker from an inswinging corner.
The game looked to be petering out to a lacklustre draw until the final hectic few minutes when, firstly, Shaw missed a glorious chance for Newmarket, heading the ball over from a pin-point cross.
And then Bickers curled his shot wide of an open goal with Oxborough stranded on the edge of his area.
Then the the Newmarket keeper failed to get any power into a punched clearance and, as the ball fell loose inside the area, Fuller volleyed home a low shot for a dramatic 90th-minute winner.