NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Revenge success for Eynesbury Rovers; Chandler the late hero for Godmanchester Rovers; Huntingdon Town slump against fellow strugglers
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Eynesbury Rovers gained a sweet slice of revenge with a fine United Counties League Premier Division success today.
Recent signing Callum Milne and strike ace Craig Smith hit the goals in a 2-1 triumph at previously unbeaten Daventry Town.
Rovers were beaten by a controversial Daventry goal when the two sides met at Hall Road three weeks ago, but they set the record straight and knocked their hosts off the top of the table in the process.
Smith broke the deadlock early on before his effort was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time, but Milne hit a spectacular winner from long range four minutes into the second half.
The return of Jimmy Brattan as part of a new Huntingdon Town management team failed to inspire an improvement.
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Town were thumped 4-1 by fellow United Counties League Division One strugglers Long Buckby at Hall Road.
All the visitors’ goals arrived in the first half before Town hit a late consolation through Matt Wright.
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Godmanchester Rovers produced two fine comebacks in the same game as they triumphed in a Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division thriller.
Ollie Drake’s side pipped FC Clacton 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at the David Wilson Homes Ground thanks to a late Jack Chandler brace.
Rovers trailed 2-0 at the break and were dealt a further blow when goalkeeper Niall Conroy was forced out of the action through injury.
Charlie Bowen halved the arrears before Austen Diaper brought Rovers level, but sloppy defending allowed Clacton to hit the front again.
However, Chandler came up with a match-winning double as Rovers climbed into third place.