Eynesbury Rovers 4 Daventry United 1 EYNESBURY Rovers left it late to end their season with a resounding win against second-placed Daventry United on Saturday. It took a half-time team-talk from managers Pat O Keefe and Al Lenihan to inspire Rovers to co
Eynesbury Rovers 4 Daventry United 1
EYNESBURY Rovers left it late to end their season with a resounding win against second-placed Daventry United on Saturday.
It took a half-time team-talk from managers Pat O'Keefe and Al Lenihan to inspire Rovers to come from behind, scoring four goals in the last 20 minutes.
Rovers dominated the first-half, but fell behind against the run of play after 32 minutes when Joel Young slotted home. Daventry nearly stretched their lead just before the break, but Dave Beeny pushed over Rob Steele's long-range effort before O'Keefe and Lenihan had their say.
"We told them this was their last chance of the season, and that they just weren't performing. We changed the formation around too, and that seemed to make the difference," said O'Keefe.
Dan Tyler scored from Jamie Graham's quick free kick to draw the scores level with 20 minutes left, and four minutes later Graham set up Rovers' second, this time a cut-back for Ben Daly. Graham scored himself three minutes from the end - his 32nd of a prolific season - before teenager Ben Hall added a fourth, seconds after coming on.
Looking towards next season, O'Keefe hopes to hold onto striker Graham, who turned down a move to Stamford earlier in the season, and will make moves to strengthen the Rovers squad.
"We've finished our season quite early, so Al and I will get out to watch some players in the next few weeks, and see who we can bring in," he added.