Fossoway picked up their first League win of 2020 with a fine display to come from a goal down to win 3-1 against fellow relegation-threatened candidates Ylum at The Myre.
In a match that neither side wanted to lose, Foss got out of the blocks sharpest with early chances for both Andrew Reade who capitilised on some goalkeeping hestitancy to beat the keeper to the ball but couldn't get the right connection to score in the 3rd minute, whilst Jamie Forrester beat his full back to fire a low shot against the foot of the post.
Ylum had chances of their own when there was a brief goalmouth scramble following a corner on the right in the 22nd minute before Mark Robertson was able to get his hands on the ball. Kris McLean also tested Robertson's handling with a long range shot a minute later.
From then onwards, Foss seemed to step up a gear and create the better chances. Scott Powrie brought a great save out of the Ylum keeper from a Callum Grindlay free kick on 28 minutes. Grindlay himself a chance saved on 30 minutes, whilst Foss should have done better with a chance on 32 minutes which was eventually deflected out for a corner. From the resultant corner, Kevin Crookston arrived but his volley cleared the crossbar.
Ylum had a great chance to take the lead in the 36th minute when Dylan Hannah ran into the box, but he skied his shot when he had two team-mates to his left in better goalscoring positions. The visitors did take the lead, though, on 39 minutes when Lee Adamson turned well in the box to fire a good low shot into the far corner.
There was a feeling that if Foss could convert a chance, another might follow. As the second half began, Forrester excellently dinked the ball onto his right foot and fired a good shot which just went passed the far post. Bertie Gonsales had a header blocked on 49 minutes, with Kieran Wilson putting the rebound over the bar.
The chances continued and a shot from the edge of the area brought out a diving save with the ball falling loose to Forrester from an acute angle, but he couldn't find someone to give the telling touch out across the face of goal. Reade and Forrester both couldn't make the most of defenders falling to beat the onrushing keeper in the 54th minute.
Ylum keeper Paige then produced a great save a moment later after a long ball from Robertson found Powrie who brilliantly brought the ball down and unleashing a quick shot that was brilliantly saved.
The equaliser finally came in the 67th minute when a ball from Grindlay found READE who turned well and smashed home a powerful effort past the keeper.
The Fossoway number 10 netted his second five minutes later after Wilson poked the ball through to READE who again fired home on the turn with a great finish.
It was largely one-way traffic now as Foss brimmed with confidence as Ylum began to falter. WILSON then powered home a header from a Gonsales free kick in the 76th minute to give the home side some daylight. It capped a man of the match performance from the Foss central defender who was like a rock at the back.
It was a very much needed victory for a side low on confidence. A very well deserved result, an encouraging and hard working performance and something that needs to be used as a stepping stone as we look to push ourselves up the table away from the danger zone.