NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Defeats all round as local sides suffer on a Saturday to forget

St Neots captain Tom Ward rises above a host of defenders during his side's defeat against Leamingto

St Neots captain Tom Ward rises above a host of defenders during his side's defeat against Leamington in the Southern League Premier Division. Picture: CLAIRE HOWES - Credit: Archant

It was a miserable weekend for the non-league football teams of Huntingdonshire thanks to a clean sweep of defeats.

St Ives Town joined St Neots Town in the Southern League Premier Division relegation zone after both were beaten yesterday.

A debut goal from Dubi Ogbonna provided the only moment of cheer in St Ives’ 4-1 loss at Hitchin while a solitary second-half goal was enough to condemn St Neots to a home reverse at the hands of new leaders Leamington.

Eynesbury Rovers failed in their mission to set a new club record at United Counties League Premier Division level.

Mark Ducket’s men went down 2-1 at Leicester Nirvana as they missed out on a 10th successive league victory.

Rovers were undone by two goals in the opening 20 minutes before substitute Rhys Thorpe hit a consolation in stoppage time.

Huntingdon remain one place and one point off the bottom of the Premier Division after a 3-2 defeat at fellow strugglers Boston Town.

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Jamie Waterworth’s second goal in as many matches fired them ahead, but their lead lasted only three minutes in Lincolnshire.

Two hosts then struck twice in the space of 10 minutes during the second half before a last-gasp own goal cut Town’s arrears.

Godmanchester Rovers bowed out of the FA Vase on the day they entered the national competition.

The Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division strugglers were beaten 3-0 by Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division table-toppers London Colney in a first round proper tie.

All the visitors’ goals arrived in the opening 20 minutes of the second period at the David Wilson Homes Ground – the opener coming courtesy of a penalty conceded by Joe Furness before a Chris Jones own goal compounded their misery.