Derby joy for Huntingdon in Eynesbury rout

MANAGER Al Lenihan hailed a “fantastic” opening 25 minutes from Huntingdon that saw them beat shell-shocked Eynesbury at Jubilee Park on Monday afternoon.

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Huntingdon Town 4-1 Eynesbury Rovers

MANAGER Al Lenihan hailed a “fantastic” opening 25 minutes from Huntingdon that saw them beat shell-shocked Eynesbury at Jubilee Park on Monday afternoon.

The hosts shot out of the blocks and were two up inside the opening three minutes thanks to goals from Dan Drane and Simon Isaacs.


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Club captain Joe Furness soon added a third with a 25-yard free-kick, after Ryan Spencer had been hacked down.

And the points were in the bag on 24 minutes courtesy of some great individual play from Stuart Eason, who rounded both the last Rovers defender and the keeper to slot into an empty net.

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Eynesbury had the better of the second half and managed to net themselves a consolation in the 70th minute when Ben Cole’s header was diverted into his own net by the unfortunate Charlie Bowen.

This, their fourth straight league win, catapulted Huntingdon up to sixth in the table and at the expense of Eynesbury.

It also completed a league double over Eynesbury for Lenihan’s side, after a win by the same scoreline in the reverse fixture back in August.

A delighted Lenihan said: “Our youngsters are really playing well at the moment.

“We lost seven of our first 10 league games but, having put a run of four straight wins together and to now find ourselves in sixth, just shows how tight the league is this year.”

Defeat for Eynesbury ended a run of three straight league wins and manager Matt Plumb offered a frank assessment of his team’s display after the game.

“That’s the worst I have seen my team play since I’ve been at the club,” he said.

“We can make excuses but, let’s be honest, we just weren’t at the races for the first 45 minutes.”

Both clubs are in Hunts Senior Cup quarter-final action on Saturday. Huntingdon welcome Godmanchester Rovers, while Eynesbury are in for a testing afternoon at St Neots Town.

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