Manager Mark Ducket believes Hunts Senior Cup success can be the starting point of a golden era for Eynesbury Rovers – and he can’t wait to spearhead it.

Action from the Senior Cup final between Eynesbury Rovers and St Neots Town.Action from the Senior Cup final between Eynesbury Rovers and St Neots Town.

Ducket’s men lifted the county crown for the first time in 15 years when beating higher-level neighbours St Neots Town in the final last week.

That terrific success came in the closing days of a season in which Eynesbury have also secured a second consecutive top-six finish in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Now Ducket, who celebrated his 34th birthday yesterday, has set his sights on chasing more glory with a promotion challenge next season.

He said: “I’ve assured the chairman that I’ll be staying at Eynesbury next season. What we have achieved in winning the Hunts Senior Cup is just the start of what can be a great era for a terrific group of players.

“We’ve proved in the last two seasons that we can compete at the right end of the league table and the next goal now has to be promotion.

“The talk is that three clubs will go up from the Premier Division next season due to a restructure higher up the ladder – our goal is to be one of them.

“We were in the top two for a big chunk of this season, but we couldn’t sustain a title challenge.

“I’m confident I know the reasons why and hopefully I can address them during the summer by adding some proven and experienced players to the squad.

“We’ve got a couple of deals virtually done already that fit the bill perfectly. It’s a case of looking to improve while still getting value for money.

“I think I’ve still got a few doubters and I want to well and truly silence them by getting this club promoted.”

Eynesbury signed off a memorable season by beating Desborough 2-0 at Hall Road last Saturday in the final Premier Division fixture.

Jordan Brown hit a brace in the first half as Eynesbury completed a club-record tally of 119 league goals for the campaign.