LOCAL FOOTBALL: All sorts of drama as Bassett caps stunning comeback to save Eaton Socon’s unbeaten record

Eaton Socon players celebrate Lee Bassett's late winner against Lakenheath. Picture: KEITH MOSS

Eaton Socon players celebrate Lee Bassett's late winner against Lakenheath. Picture: KEITH MOSS - Credit: Archant

Cambs League top dogs Eaton Socon produced a stirring revival to save their proud unbeaten record.

Mark Spavins’ men looked set to crash to a first defeat of the 2016/17 season when trailing 2-0 to Lakenheath with less than a quarter-of-an-hour of their Kershaw Premier Division clash to go last Saturday.

And, when star striker Lee Bassett fluffed a penalty, the locals could have been forgiven for fearing their super 15-game streak was coming to an end.

But they refused to roll over as Mason Byatt launched the fightback before Lewis Gordine-Francis rifled in a spectacular leveller.

And the terrific turnaround was completed in the final minute when Bassett atoned for his spot-kick blunder by curling a stunning winner into the top corner.

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“We have played Lakenheath twice in the league and they have dominated the vast majority of those games,” admitted Eaton Socon boss Spavins.

“We got away with a 3-3 draw from their place when our goalkeeper saved a penalty and they missed a lot of chances.

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“They were very good again last Saturday and we thought the run was over, but our boys just don’t know when they are beaten.

“The way the boys turned the game around shows how much the unbeaten record means to them - and the fact Lee responded to missing a penalty by having a hand in two of our goals and then scoring the winner speaks volumes about his character.”

Socon remain six points clear of reigning champions Great Shelford.

They entertain lowly Outwell Swifts this Saturday.

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