Eynesbury Rovers topple the United Counties League leaders while Saints climb off the bottom

Lloyd Groves on the ball during Godmanchester Rovers' draw against Gorleston. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

Lloyd Groves on the ball during Godmanchester Rovers' draw against Gorleston. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Eynesbury Rovers swooped for a stunning success as they ended the unbeaten record of United Counties League Premier Division leaders Leicester Nirvana today.

Shane Fox struck following a Matty Bannister corner three minutes after the break and top-scorer Lee Bassett hit a last-minute clincher as Rovers triumphed 2-0 to end a run of six league matches without victory.

Rovers’ success was masterminded by Under 21 chief Dave Northfield, who took charge following the resignation of manager Martin Field last week.

Stand-in goalkeeper Nathan George - who can normally be found operating as a centre-back for the club’s Under 21 side - proved to be an inspirational figure with a man-of-the-match performance.

Huntingdon were unable to climb off the bottom of the Premier Division as they were pipped 2-1 at Peterborough side Northern Star.


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Former Town striker Jacob Joyce hit an early opener for a Star team bossed by ex-Huntingdon chief Seb Hayes.

The hosts doubled their lead early in the second half before Tom Stidwell halved Huntingdon’s arrears on the hour with his firsrt goal for the club.

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St Neots Saints climbed off the bottom of UCL Division One after capturing a first league win of the season.

Dan Lewis hit an 80th minute winner to seal a 2-1 triumph at fellow strugglers Bugbrooke after an early Kelvin Osei-Addo opener had been cancelled out.

Godmanchester Rovers were held to a third home draw in the space of a fortnight.

They drew 1-1 with Gorleston thanks to an equaliser from leading scorer James Hall.

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