Eynesbury Finish Season With a Draw

Saturday 19 April UCL Division One Eynesbury Rovers 2 Olney Town 2 A LATE comeback from Eynesbury saw them end a disappointing season with a draw at Hall Road. Rovers end the campaign in 13th position in the 16-team league, having kept only two clean shee

Saturday 19 April

UCL Division One

Eynesbury Rovers 2 Olney Town 2

A LATE comeback from Eynesbury saw them end a disappointing season with a draw at Hall Road.


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Rovers end the campaign in 13th position in the 16-team league, having kept only two clean sheets in 30 UCL games this season.

The hero on Saturday was Peter Collins, playing his first match since November and netting a dramatic last-minute equaliser.

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After a tame first half in which the home side's Jamie Graham and Anthony Rozario went close, the game sprung into life after the break.

Both goalkeepers excelled themselves with the visiting custodian doing well to deny Collins and Rozario, while Olney rattled the Rovers woodwork.

Lee Peacock, making only his second Eynesbury appearance in goal produced two good saves but was beaten after the hour mark when he

Could only parry a Steve Foster shot and the Town man netted the rebound.

Foster then seemed to have won it for his side with a 75th-minute strike, but Rovers kept on battling.

The manager's cousin Tim Lenihan headed a Graham cross over the bar before Graham himself netted on 82 minutes with a fine run and shot.

Peacock made another fine save to deny Adam Lothian before Rovers' 90th-minute equaliser.

A Laurence Revell throw-in was flicked on by the head of Dan Woodhead for Collins to score from six yards.

Manager Al Lenihan said: "We are more than happy with the way the second half of the season has panned out.

"We have lost only three league games since December and there is a good atmosphere at the club.

"We know we need three or four quality additions and we have already earmarked some players from higher divisions who may be joining us.

"We feel it is important to have a local nucleus of players and if we can get the balance right, a top four finish is not out of the question."

The club's presentation night will take place at the clubhouse on Friday, May 2, from 7.30pm. Admission is free for players and members.

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