Eynesbury go down at Burton Park Wanderers


Burton Park Wanderers 3-1 Eynesbury Rovers

EYNESBURY Rovers remain third in Division One of the United Counties League, despite losing 3-1 at Burton Park Wanderers on Saturday.

The mood at the club then dived further when joint manager Matt Plumb announced he was going to ‘take a break’, citing a lack of ambition as one of the reasons behind his decision.

Tom Coles scored the club’s only goals of the game – his first for the club, but it came late in injury time when the chance of a fight back had already been extinguished.

Burton took the lead in the 19th minute when Nathan Wills fed Curtis Taylor-Jacobs who scored from close range.

Eynesbury almost equalised straight from the kick off but Shane Fox’s shot was saved by Shane Prowse. Five minutes later Fox set up Luke Swain but his looping header was held by Prowse.

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Burton almost doubled their lead in the 32nd minute when Jack Wisniewski’s header was headed off the line by Ross West. And then Fox and Swain had further chances which they failed to convert.

Eleven minutes into the second half Burton got their second goal when Kevin Fox headed the ball home from a corner. In the 71st minute Russell Escrit, who had only been on the pitch for ten minutes, sided-footed the ball home for their third.



Brampton 2-0 Eaton Socon

BRAMPTON got the better of Eaton Socon in this local derby with a goal in each half.

Right back Sam Miles rose above everyone else to head in an Ollie Day corner in the 25th minute but it was not until the 89th minute that bustling striker Niks Savalnieks was brought down in the box and the resulting penalty was converted by Stuart Harris for his first goal of the season.

The return of Day and Matt Linnell at left back helped the home side to retain the ball for longer periods and improve their defensive record. Manager Adam Burnley said: “We needed a win to give the team confidence. They all delivered tonight with some really hard work and at times good football.”