A BACK to basics approach paid dividends for Eynesbury Rovers at the weekend as they won 3-0 at Rushden & Higham United - their first UCL Division One win since the opening day.

UCL Division One

Rushden & Higham Utd 0 Eynesbury Rovers 3

A BACK-to-basics approach paid dividends for Eynesbury Rovers at the weekend as they won 3-0 at Rushden & Higham United - their first league win since the opening day.

Joe Jordan, Gavin Batt and returning centre-half Stuart Harper - playing his first match in a year - got the goals.

Manager Matt Plumb said: "It was much better, we were a lot tighter at the back and never looked in too much danger.

"I asked them to play a little bit more long ball, go right back to basics and do the simple things right.

"The aim was to get the ball forward as quickly as possible to hurt them and we did that."

Jordan dispossessed defender Tyler Merries to fire Rovers ahead eight minutes in, before setting up Batt to score against his former club on 22 minutes.

Harper sealed maximum points for Eynesbury on 72 minutes, heading home Ross West's centre.

There was also a debut for striker Shane Fox, who recently joined from St Ives Town, while Plumb revealed he is confident of adding another midfielder to the squad this week.

Eynesbury were scheduled to visit AFC Kempston Rovers last night in the preliminary round of the Hinchingbrooke Cup, before back-to-back league fixtures with Burton Park Wanderers, starting with the home fixture on Saturday.

Plumb added: "I feel we've got more than enough firepower within our squad to go on and win a few games and really get going now. It's such an open league."