NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Eynesbury in terrific triumph over table-toppers; Huntingdon fall back to bottom spot; Hyem’s reign starts on a high at Godmanchester
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Eynesbury Rovers emerged as genuine United Counties League Premier Division title contenders by sinking the table-toppers today.
Mark Ducket’s men collected their 10th win in 11 league games when seeing off Peterborough Sports at Hall Road.
Strike ace Allan Owen struck the decisive blow in a 2-1 success with four minutes remaining.
Eynesbury had earlier hit the front when recalled Rhys Thorpe headed in a 20th minute free kick from Jack Warwick, but Sports levelled 10 minutes later when Mark Jones pounced on a rebound.
But the contest was settled when Owen raced onto a long Dom Mason and curled his finish into the top corner.
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Rovers’ reward was a rise into second place and they now sit just three points behind pacesetters Sports.
But there was no joy for Huntingdon who dropped back to the bottom of the table.
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Town suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Harborough Town to fall back below Kirby Muxloe at the foot of the standings by virtue of possessing an inferior goal difference.
Jordan Brockett did briefly put Huntingdon on level terms with his first goal since returning to the club, while goalkeeper Andrew Hewitt pulled off a penalty save before later being sent off.
Chris Hyem enjoyed a triumphant start to his reign as Godmanchester Rovers manager.
Rovers climbed out of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division relegation zone courtesy of a 2-1 success over Thetford.
They hit the front at the David Wilson Homes Ground through a 19th minute own goal before Joe Furness doubled their advantage from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half.
Thetford halved the deficit late on, but Rovers stood firm to pick up just a third league win of the season.