Eynesbury Rovers continue push for promotion with nine more points in eight days
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EYNESBURY Rovers joint manager Martin Field believes it is two from four for promotion from Division One of the United Counties League.
Rovers beat ON Chenecks 9-0 on Saturday with Jack Weedon scoring four of the goals – it was their second 9-0 win of the season, the first coming against Potton United in the League Cup, the team they beat just 1-0 in the league last week.
And on Tuesday night, they won again, this time against Buckingham Town, with Weedon scoring two more and an own goal and one from Lee Bassett making four. It’s looking pretty good.
“We’re knocking on the door,” said Field, who shares the managerial duties with Matt Plumb at Eynesbury. “But I still believe it is two from four with Sileby only four points ahead and certainly within reach for us, Rushden and Oadby. There are still tough games for all us.”
Field and Plumb were named joint managers of the month before watching their side record their ninth win from 10 games at ON Chenecks.
Weedon opened the scoring at Billing Road and his second was a tremendous 30-yard drive in the 27th minute.
Just seven minutes later Lee Bassett scored his 26th goal of the season with his head and Weedon completed his hat-trick in the last minute of the first half, forcing the ball home from a Ben Colmer free-kick.
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Weedon’s fourth came early in the second half when he lobbed the ON Chenecks goalkeeper.
Tom Coles made it six on the hour heading home another Colmer cross and young substitute Alex March came on with 20 minutes to go and set up Coles for his second.
Ryan Whittingham then made his third appearance for the first team, replacing Weedon, and scoring the final goal after Colmer had made it eight in the 88th minute.
“It wasn’t bad,” said Field. “To be fair it was a bit strange because I expected us to have a difficult game there with a depleted squad - but that was the best I have seen us play.”