Eynesbury Rovers Reserves manager Mark Spavins admits he couldn’t quite believe what he saw last Saturday.

Action from Hemingfords United's success against St Neots Town Reserves in the Kershaw Premier Divison. Picture: MARK RIDERAction from Hemingfords United's success against St Neots Town Reserves in the Kershaw Premier Divison. Picture: MARK RIDER

His side came from 2-1 down to triumph 8-3 at Foxton in the Kershaw Premier Division with seven goals in the final half-an-hour.

It was a result which lifted the Rovers second string into seventh place in the Cambridgeshire County League top flight, but Spavins insists that the game was a much closer affair than the scoreline suggests.

“We were lucky to be honest, their striker had an open goal to finish us off at 2-1 but he put it out for a throw-in,” said Spavins. “They should have been out of sight at half-time.

“We then went 3-2 up and they started to throw extra men forward, gaps started to appear, and the floodgates opened.

Dan Davidson proved to be an able goalkeeping deputy for Hemingfords United as they beat St Neots Town Reserves. Picture: MARK RIDERDan Davidson proved to be an able goalkeeping deputy for Hemingfords United as they beat St Neots Town Reserves. Picture: MARK RIDER

“The last 30 minutes paper over the cracks a bit, but overall I can’t complain because we’ve scored seven in half-an-hour and we’ve got three points against a side that were in the top three at the start of play.”

Rovers were level at half-time thanks to a Shane Fox penalty, the first successful spot-kick in seven attempts for Spavins’ side this season.

Fox struck again after half-time, whilst Dean Parratt and Lee Bassett both hit doubles, with Ryan Baxter and Josh Spavins also getting their names on the scoresheet.

Next up for Rovers Reserves is a derby date at a Brampton side who have lost three of their last four league games. Their latest defeat arrived last Saturday when they went down 2-0 to title challengers Great Shelford despite seeing goalkeeper Jordan Porter save a hotly-contested penalty.

Action from Hemingfords United's success against St Neots Town Reserves in the Kershaw Premier Divison. Picture: MARK RIDERAction from Hemingfords United's success against St Neots Town Reserves in the Kershaw Premier Divison. Picture: MARK RIDER

Spavins added: “Brampton won’t let us off the hook like Foxton did. In fact I can’t remember the last time I beat them as a manager.

“They’re defensively strong, they’ve got players that can hurt us all over the park and they always want to win. If their manager rung me up and offered me a point now, I think I would take it.”

A sole Tom Baxter goal gave Eaton Socon a 1-0 victory against title-chasing West Wratting last Saturday while Hemingfords United picked up a vital victory against fellow strugglers St Neots Town Reserves in a survival battle.

Matt Wright (back from a brief spell at Huntingdon Town), Nick Cade and player-boss Cameron Anderson hit the Hemingfords goals during what the latter described as a ‘dominant display’.

Dan Davidson proved to be an able deputy in goal for Hemingfords with regular keeper Tomasz Kulik missing due to illness.