NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Big match postponed as Eynesbury Rovers are left in the dark by electrical problems

PUBLISHED: 16:03 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:03 14 November 2017

Eynesbury Rovers chairman Matt Plumb.

Eynesbury Rovers chairman Matt Plumb.

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Eynesbury have been forced to postpone an important United Counties League Premier Division game tonight (Tuesday) due to an electrical fault.

Rovers date against Deeping Rangers was called off due to power issues which affected some of the floodlights at Hall Road.

Chairman Matt Plumb explained: “We discovered the problem last night when down at the ground to prepare things for the Deeping match.

“When we switched on the floodlights, those on the far side of the ground did not work. We reported the problem this morning, but were told it is not deemed an emergency as it isn’t affecting the main clubhouse building which still has power.

“We were told to expect repairs within 24 hours, but we couldn’t take the risk of potentially having to call the game off much later, so we advised Deeping of an early decision to postpone.

“I’m sure the players and supporters of both teams are disappointed, but unfortunately it is something out of our hands.

“The most important thing is there shouldn’t any cost to the club for the repairs.”

Eynesbury are also due to be at home this Saturday when entertaining Desborough. They have a trip to lower-level Raunds Town on Tuesday in the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

It’s a hectic spell for Eynesbury, who were beaten 2-0 at Holbeach in the Premier Division last Wednesday night when conceding twice in the closing 20 minutes.

They bounced back to winning ways with a 4-3 victory at Northampton side ON Chenecks last Saturday.

Rovers were ahead after just 77 seconds when a Jack Uttridge cross deceived the home goalkeeper. Leading scorer Dom Lawless and Declan Rogers added further goals in the first half.

ON Chenecks hit back early in the second half, but the three-goal cushion was restored by debutant substitute Nathan Westley. The wideman was called up from the club’s reserve side.

However, the hosts responded with two efforts and Eynesbury had to survive an anxious final few minutes to emerge with the points.

Assistant boss Richard King has been in charge of Rovers for the last two games with manager Mark Ducket working overseas.

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