NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Five-goal spree earns Eynesbury victory – five leaked goals lead to Huntingdon Town defeat
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There were positives at both ends of the pitch as Eynesbury breezed to a midweek United Counties League Premier Division victory.
Rovers became the joint highest-scorers in the Premier Division following a 5-0 success against Boston Town at Hall Road on Tuesday night.
Leading scorer Dom Lawless and Declan Rogers both struck twice with substitute Craig Smith also getting in on the act.
Eynesbury had to wait until three minutes before the break to hit the front when Lawless blasted a shot past visiting goalkeeper Harry Payne.
And he doubled the lead on the hour when beating a defender before firing his 13th goal of what is already proving to be a seriously prolific season.
Eynesbury’s grip on the contest tightened when Boston man Jason Field was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Dan Draper moments later.
Whereas in previous matches this season Eynesbury failed to make their numerical superiority count, this time they pushed home their advantage with three further goals in the final few minutes.
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Rogers hit a quickfire brace courtesy of a long-range shot and a smart free-kick before Smith completing the scoring after being picked out by fellow replacement Matt Mills.
That was the 28th goal Eynesbury have managed in just eight league games this term – two fewer than Daventry Town have needed to reach the same tally.
But a clean sheet will have proved just as satisfying for manager Mark Ducket after some serious defensive problems in recent outings. The presence of first-choice central defenders Steven Gentle and James Ducket – following suspension and frequent unavailability – was a major factor in that shut-out.
Huntingdon Town had defensive woes of their own on Wednesday night when falling to a heavy home defeat.
They were beaten 5-2 at Jubilee Park by Thrapston in a Division One clash.
Keishon Wilson and Richard Baines both hit classy long-range goals for Town in a third league defeat of the season.