Last-minute winner for Eynesbury in goal feast

UCL Division One --- Eynesbury Rovers 5-4 Buckingham Town --- EYNESBURY Rovers proved once again they are the team to watch for fans of end-to-end football as they served up a nine-goal feast that was in the balance until the last minute. Rovers treated

UCL Division One ---

Eynesbury Rovers 5-4 Buckingham Town ---

EYNESBURY Rovers proved once again they are the team to watch for fans of end-to-end football as they served up a nine-goal feast that was in the balance until the last minute.

Rovers treated 136 spectators to their third five-goal haul at home this season after coming from two goals down with just 20 minutes left. Rovers' 15 league games this season have seen 73 goals fly in, and they have yet to draw a blank.


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Manager Matt Plumb said he had such faith in his team's ability to find the back of the net that even with a 4-2 deficit he was still confident they could turn it around.

"Even when the match looked over, I still knew we had enough in the team to come back," he said.

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"When we got the third I knew we would go on and win it."

He added: "I've got tired of telling the lads that they need to defend better, because we still seem to be winning. The whole team bailed themselves out of trouble on Saturday even though we didn't really play well, which is encouraging."

Rovers were shocked by Buckingham taking a two-goal lead inside 21 minutes through a John Wigglesworth double.

Rovers seemed to have been granted a foothold in the match when Town's Dave King was sent off on 24 minutes for handling the ball. Gavin Batt stepped up to smash home the penalty.

Wrigglesworth completed his hat-trick to restore Buckingham's two-goal lead, but Adam Boothby kept Rovers in touch with a goal before the break.

Darren Woodend made it 4-2 to Buckingham on 63 minutes when he put through his own net.

With both teams attacking non-stop, more goals were inevitable and Ross West pulled Rovers back to 4-3 on 69 minutes.

Woodend turned from villain to hero with the equaliser before, one minute into added time, Barry Albone rose to head home the winner.

There was time for one final twist as Rovers fans had their hearts in their mouth as Buckingham goalkeeper Max Crocombe saw his header cleared off the Eynesbury line.

ROVERS have been deducted one point for playing the suspended Scott Kingsbury in their 4-4 draw with Sileby Rangers in October.

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