Eynesbury league campaign ends in defeat
South Midlands Floodlit Cup Final Saffron Walden Town 2 Eynesbury Rovers 1 STUART Harper s goal just before half-time wasn t enough for Eynesbury to end their season on a high. A physical Saffron Walden side capitalised on two second half defensive errors
South Midlands Floodlit Cup Final
Saffron Walden Town 2 Eynesbury Rovers 1
STUART Harper's goal just before half-time wasn't enough for Eynesbury to end their season on a high.
A physical Saffron Walden side capitalised on two second half defensive errors from Rovers to lift the Floodlit Cup, despite being reduced to 10 men at 1-1.
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Harper had given Eynesbury the lead from a well-worked corner routine on 43 minutes but goals from Michael Parker on 54 minutes and Spike Bell on 73 minutes proved Rovers' undoing and left the impressive travelling support with a flat sensation.
Eynesbury boss Dean Shipp admitted that ending a disappointing league campaign with defeat in his first cup final was frustrating.
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He said: "We didn't perform as we know we can in the league campaign but this cup run was the icing on the cake.
"Both teams were quite nervous and the game never really settled into a pattern. We pressed for an equaliser in the closing stages but couldn't really create any clear-cut opportunities."
Eynesbury finished in 10th position in the United Counties League first division this season.
Shipp said: "We are all looking forward to a few weeks away before the new season.
"We are close to having a very strong team and it just needs a little bit of work before we get there.