NINE points from the next three games is the target for manager Matt Plumb as Eynesbury look to kick-start their league campaign.

UCL Division One

AFC Kempston Rovers 5-2 Eynesbury Rovers

NINE points from the next three games is the target for manager Matt Plumb as Eynesbury look to kick-start their league campaign.

Saturday’s 5-2 reverse at AFC Kempston Rovers was their third defeat from the first five games.

But, despite winning just once in the league so far, Plumb remains confident his side will turn around their faltering start – starting with this weekend’s trip to Rushden & Higham United.

That clash is followed by back-to-back league fixtures against Burton Park Wanderers.

“I still expect maximum points from our next three games,” said Plumb.

“People who have just seen the score against Kempston – and the fact we were 5-0 down – would just assume we took a beating.

“But had we taken our chances in the first half, when we looked good and were moving the ball well against one of the stronger teams in the division, it would have been a different scoreline.

“If you don’t take your chances, you shouldn’t expect to win games of football.”

Kofi Schultz opened the scoring for ­Kempston on the half-hour and that lead was doubled by Mark Bunker six minutes before the break.

The hosts’ Sam Macrae added a third on 57 minutes, Jack Weeden struck on the hour and four became five on 79 minutes when Nick Gibson’s foul allowed Bunker to grab his second from the spot.

Eynesbury grabbed two late consolation goals, the first through debutant Lee Bassett, on loan from St Neots Town, who tapped in Joe Jordan’s cross on 85 minutes, before Dave Fisk fired home a minute later.