Eynesbury Rovers 2 Burton Park Wanderers 1
EYNESBURY Rovers completed the double over lowly Burton Park Wanderers when they came from a goal down to beat them at Hall Road on Saturday. The visitors took a surprise lead in the first half when Derek Simmons fired home seven minutes before the inter
EYNESBURY Rovers completed the double over lowly Burton Park Wanderers when they came from a goal down to beat them at Hall Road on Saturday.
The visitors took a surprise lead in the first half when Derek Simmons fired home seven minutes before the interval against the side that had won 4-1 away to the visitors in August.
Rovers started the fight back minutes after the restart, with leading goalscorer Jamie Graham converted from the penalty spot after 48 minutes to draw them level. The game remained tight and with just three minutes remaining until the final whistle Graham smashed home his 23rd goal of the season for the hosts to win.
Eynesbury Rovers co-manager Al Lenihan said: "We need to get three points every game to remain in promotion contention. I thought we had blown it but we got the result right at the end.
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"It was an awful game and they got their first, a freak goal, with their only shot of the half. Luckily we equalised early in the second and grabbed a winner at the end. The penalty just went in off the post and Jamie [Graham] got a great solo goal and fortunately we got the result.
"It wasn't a classic by a long way but we're just happy to get the points. After the game no-one looks at how well you played, what's important is the result. The top sides can scrape wins when they are not playing well and that's what we have done.
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"As long as we win every week then we will climb up the league as the teams above us keep dropping points. Realistically we are looking to finish second and grab the runners up spot for promotion, and it's a long way away but we can do it."
Eynesbury Rovers next play Buckingham Town away in the league on Saturday. They sit seventh in the league, only three points off and with a superior goal difference to second placed Northampton ON Chenecks and 12 points adrift of league leaders Peterborough Northern Star.