Joint boss Martin Field not getting carried away as Eynesbury Rovers move up to second
MARTIN Field is a happy man – but insists he won’t be getting carried away after Eynesbury Rovers completed an eight-day United Counties League double over Olney Town on Saturday.
A week after beating Olney 2-0 in Buckinghamshire, the high-flying Rovers beat them again at the weekend, this time 3-0 on home soil.
But joint manager Field, who moved to the Alfred Memorial Ground from Biggleswade Town during the summer, says there’s still a long way to go – and he won’t be resting on his laurels.
“We’re doing okay,” he told The Hunts Post. “We have played 12 games but we still have 24 to go – so we’re not getting carried away. We just need to keep working hard and doing the right things.”
Tom Coles, Ben Colmer and Lee Bassett were on target to stretch Rovers unbeaten league run to nine matches – eight wins and 1 draw – with the club moving into second place in the Division One table above Oadby Town, just two points behind leaders Sileby Rangers. Now, next Saturday, they welcome Oadby to Eynesbury for another big game.
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Despite his reluctance to announce his side as title challengers, Field – who is the co-manager with Matt Plumb – said promotion has been his ambition from the word go.
“Personally, I want to get out of this division at the first attempt,” he said. “I admit I didn’t know a lot about this division when I came here from Biggleswade, and people were telling me it was going to be a hard season – but I am happy with the way things have gone.
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“If you had offered me the chance of being where we are now after 12 games at the start of the season I would have bitten your hand off.”
Against Olney on Saturday, Coles opened the scoring in just six minutes when he headed home an Aaron Greene cross. Just two minutes later Bassett set up Colmer who beat the goalkeeper with a delightful chip from the edge of the penalty area.
Just 42 seconds into the second half Eynesbury scored their third. A David Fisk cross from deep on the right was fumbled by Stewart Dorrill and Bassett netted the loose ball with a spectacular overhead kick
There were many more chances but three goals were enough and with Oadby’s game at Harrowby United postponed, Eynesbury went above them into second.
Meanwhile, Field confirmed another addition to the club’s already strong squad with central defender Paul Reynolds joining the ranks.
“Paul was at Biggleswade for four years,” Field said. “He is an experienced player and a big signing for us.”
Eynesbury: Andrew Wale, David Fisk (Robert Ducket), James Ducket, Barry Albone, Darren Woodend, Ross West, Ben Colmer, Tom Coles, Ben Cole (Shane Fox), Lee Bassett, Aaron Greene (Jack Weeden).