Depleted Rovers can’t continue winning run

UCL Division One Peterborough NS 3 Eynesbury Rovers 0 ILLNESS hit Rovers as their two-game winning streak ended with a bump at Northern Star. The visitors were forced into changes when James Dove and Kris Watters were confined to the sick bed, being repl

UCL Division One

Peterborough NS 3 Eynesbury Rovers 0

ILLNESS hit Rovers as their two-game winning streak ended with a bump at Northern Star.

The visitors were forced into changes when James Dove and Kris Watters were confined to the sick bed, being replaced by David Goodhall and Peter Collins.


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Player-manager Dean Shipp needed to be alert in goal early on when he pushed one effort over the bar and gathered another shot.

Dan Woodhead cleared a home effort off the line as the pressure mounted but Eynesbury went in level at half-time.

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It was a different story after the break, however, when Eddie Patten chipped the hosts into the lead on 54 minutes.

Rovers continued to defend stubbornly and both David Goodhall and Peter Collins went close before the home side made the game safe.

Two minutes from time it was all over when Karl Gibbs put the game out of reach and his brother Gary added the gloss on the victory with a third in injury time.

* Eynesbury welcome North­ampton Spencer to Hall Road on Saturday and travel to Langford in the Hinchingbrooke Cup on Tuesday.

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