Eynesbury Rovers striker notches up 150th goal

Huntingdon Town FC v Oadby Town,

Huntingdon Town FC v Oadby Town, - Credit: Archant

Eynesbury Rovers boss Martin Field paid tribute to star striker Lee Bassett after he scored his 150th goal for the club.

Bassett reached the milestone when striking from the penalty spot as Rovers thumped local rivals Huntingdon 5-0 on Easter Monday. He later added a second goal.

“Lee is a great lad and a very loyal one,” said Field. “He is good to work with and we have a decent understanding.

“I’m sure he will have plenty of offers in the summer as usual, but I think he will still be an Eynesbury player next season.”

Skipper Tom Coles put Eynesbury ahead in a disappointing first half, but they upped the ante after the break. Alex Marsh climbed off the bench to join Bassett in hitting a brace.

That was a 14th successive defeat for free-falling Town who had also slipped up on Saturday when Oadby Town triumphed at Jubilee Park.

Striker Roberto Da Silva scored a third goal in as many games to put Huntingdon ahead but they were pegged back on the hour and condemned to another loss by a late strike from the Leicestershire visitors.

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