Bellamy rescues a point for Eynesbury
UCL Division One Eynesbury Rovers 1 Burton Park Wanderers 1 BRETT Bellamy endured a day of mixed emotions as he scored the goal that extended Rovers unbeaten run but was later sent off. Eynesbury were left disappointed after missing a host of chances aga
UCL Division One
Eynesbury Rovers 1 Burton Park Wanderers 1
BRETT Bellamy endured a day of mixed emotions as he scored the goal that extended Rovers' unbeaten run but was later sent off.
Eynesbury were left disappointed after missing a host of chances against struggling Burton and the sending off of the influential Bellamy.
Rovers joint manager Pat O'Keeffe said: "The performance was good and we played some nice attacking football but Al [Lenihan] and myself lost count of the chances that went begging and we missed out on a fairly clear penalty."
The Hall Road side dominated the opening proceedings and Bellamy shot straight at Fox in the visitors goal before Stuart Humphrey's shot was blocked and Ricky Taylor fired the loose ball wide.
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Darren Woodend tried his luck from long range but Fox tipped his shot around the post, whilst Dan Woodhead could only head over following a corner kick.
Neil Morris's long range drive went wide before Burton took the lead against the run of play when a break down the right ended with Pete Callan driving the ball past Danny Workman after his first shot was blocked.
From the restart Jamie Graham almost caught the goalkeeper out but his effort from the halfway line was off target.
After the break both sides created chances and Callan hit a free-kick over the bar whilst Fox dealt easily with shots from Woodend and Graham.
Rovers' equaliser came from a 70th-minute free kick. The ball was delivered into the penalty area for Sam Kingston to flick it on with his head and Bellamy forced the ball home at the far post for his third goal in his last three matches.
Minutes later the hosts were denied a penalty which could have put them in front with only 13 minutes remaining and would have seen the visitors to reduced to 10 men.
Bellamy's shot appeared to be blocked by the arm of a defender who dived at the ball and Bellamy ended up being cautioned for contesting the decision with the referee.
Minutes later Bellamy was ordered off for a late challenge on the Burton goalkeeper.
n Rovers travel to Bugbrooke St Michaels on Saturday.