Eynesbury Rovers 3-0 Ipswich Wanderers (FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round) EYNESBURY Rovers continued their impressive form under Matt Plumb s stewardship with a comprehensive demolition of Ipswich Wanderers. They claimed their first win in the competition sin
Eynesbury Rovers 3-0 Ipswich Wanderers (FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round)
EYNESBURY Rovers continued their impressive form under Matt Plumb's stewardship with a comprehensive demolition of Ipswich Wanderers.
They claimed their first win in the competition since 1998 thanks to Joe Jordan's hat-trick.
Rovers sit just a point off the lead of UCL Division One with two games in hand on the leaders, and are the only unbeaten team in the division. The run of form has seen Plumb named August Manager of the Month, and he was presented with his trophy before Saturday's match.
Eynesbury's fortunes are all the more impressive given the wholesale changes Plumb has overseen since the summer, bringing 30 new faces to the club. The latest addition is Lee Booker from Huntingdon Town.
Plumb said: "It really was a fresh start for the club to bring in so many new players, but they are doing well. I would have settled for being in this position before the season started, but we still have a long way to go.
"There's more to come from this team - as we progress in the season I hope we will start to play more football and control games better.
"I felt that we bossed Saturday's game and did enough. It's good to get a win in the cup, but it's just as important to take our form to Chenecks on Saturday and keep the league unbeaten run intact."
Rovers were ahead after eight minutes on Saturday, as David Fisk whipped over a cross from the left and Jordan scored his first goal for the club.
Wanderers began to recover and put together a good spell that Rovers were able to see off.
Adam Boothby blazed a shot high from 25 yards before Jordan stabbed home the second from close range on 38 minutes. Dan Woodhead's block from Wanderers' Tom Deller kept the two-goal lead safe at the break.
Visiting keeper Hammond kept Rovers at bay with a good double save from Barry Albone early in the second half as the hosts threatened to run riot.
Hammond then denied Boothby on two more occasions before Jordan popped up for his hat-trick, sliding the ball home from outside the box. Albone had further chances to get on the scoresheet but Jordan's goals had already made the game safe.
Eynesbury travel to the winners of Ely City v Diss Town on October 3. They face a trip to Northampton ON Chenecks this Saturday.