NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: First league win for Eynesbury, first league defeat for Huntingdon, first league point for Godmanchester

Paul Richardson of Huntingdon Town FC on the ball against Kirby Muxloe yesterday. Picture: HELEN DRA

Paul Richardson of Huntingdon Town FC on the ball against Kirby Muxloe yesterday. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

Summer signing Craig Smith bagged a late brace to earn Eynesbury Rovers a first United Counties League Premier Division win of the season yesterday.

Huntingdon Town striker Addie Staffieri under pressure from a Kirby Muxloe defender. Picture: HELEN

Huntingdon Town striker Addie Staffieri under pressure from a Kirby Muxloe defender. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

The former Peterborough Northern Star striker struck after 84 and 87 minutes as Mark Ducket’s men twice came from behind to snatch a 3-2 success at Boston Town.

They fell behind on the half-hour, but levelled through substitute Hayden Bream’s first goal for the club with 16 minutes remaining. Like Smith, Bream has arrived from Peterborough Northern Star.

The hosts hit the front again soon afterwards, but Smith opened his Rovers account with a leveller before firing the decisive blow moments later.

Huntingdon slipped to their first league defeat of the new United Counties League Premier Division season when beaten 2-0 by Kirby Muxloe at Jubilee Park.


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The Leicestershire visitors hit the front after half-an-hour and doubled their advantage on the hour mark on a day when Town had a host of regular players missing.

Among the list of absentees was skipper Jordan Brockett, who’s no-show was a cause for serious concern for Town boss Bob Warby.

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He said: “I’ve yet to hear from him, as are all his mates so I sincerely hope he is okay.

“This isn’t the first time Jordan has gone AWOL, but it is certainly something him and I need to discuss.

“We were also without Giuliano Staffieri, Michael Chow, Ryan Peacock, Gary White and the injured Jake Waterworth yesterday so whilst it is certainly not an excuse for the result, it is actually a very good reason for us to remain positive for the season.”

Godmanchester Rovers opened their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division account – and only the woodwork denied them a first win.

Jake Burton struck Rovers’ equaliser with a quarter-of-an-hour to go in a 1-1 draw against Brantham Athletic at the David Wilson Homes Ground. The same player then struck a post late on.

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