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.
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.
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.