LOCAL FOOTBALL: It’s a huge night for Eaton Socon as they go on a giantkilling mission

Shane Fox hit one of the Eaton Socon goals last Saturday.

Shane Fox hit one of the Eaton Socon goals last Saturday. - Credit: Archant

Unbeaten Eaton Socon are relishing one of the biggest tests in the club’s history tonight.

Manager Mark Spavins takes his unbeaten Cambs League table-toppers to Wisbech Town in the quarter-finals of the Cambs Invitation Cup.

It is a daunting challenge against a Fenland side who play two levels higher in the United Counties League Premier Division, but Spavins stressed: “We have absolutely nothing to fear.

“We’ll head over there with a full squad, set out to play our usual expansive football, and enjoy the occasion.

“I’m constantly hearing that I have a lot of players who are capable of playing at higher levels, and this is a good opportunity for them to show that again.

“We beat March Town, who play at Step 6, in the previous round although they were on a bit of a downer at the time.

“It was still an excellent result but we know Wisbech will provide a much tougher test - but it is another game we want to win.

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“We know we’re underdogs, but that won’t stop us giving it our best shot.”

Eaton Socon stretched their unbeaten start to the season to 18 games in all competitions last Saturday.

They sank Fowlmere, who were reduced to 10 men after only 10 minutes, 4-1 in a Kershaw Premier Division KO Cup tie.

The hosts overcame their numerical disadvantage to hit the front midway through the opening half, but Lee Bassett blasted Socon level just before the break and Shane Fox completed the turnaround two minutes before the hour.

Lewis Gordine-Francis and Bassett then added further goals to secure a spot in the last four.