O’Keeffe calls for more focus

UCL Division One Eynesbury Rovers 1 Whitworths 5 DEBUT goalkeeper Tom Dobrowolski had a game to forget as Rovers sank to third from bottom of the table against high-flying Whitworths Eynsbury s management team of Al Lenihan and Pat O Keeffe were forced in

UCL Division One

Eynesbury Rovers 1 Whitworths 5

DEBUT goalkeeper Tom Dobrowolski had a game to forget as Rovers sank to third from bottom of the table against high-flying Whitworths

Eynsbury's management team of Al Lenihan and Pat O'Keeffe were forced into four changes before the match and included Dobrowolski for the injured Danny Workman.


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Dobrowolski was quickly in action as the visitors pressed from the off and after just four minutes James Daldy gave Whitworths the lead from close range after being left alone in the six-yard box at a corner.

With Rovers getting no space or time from Whitworths, it was little surprise when the Flourmen went two up - a stunning strike from Cavell Jarvis found the mark two minutes past the half-hour.

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The hosts were unable to trouble the visiting keeper and a two-goal half-time lead was increased after only three second-half minutes when the home custodian dropped a harmless cross to give Kris Line a simple tap in.

The same player was on hand to smash home an unstoppable drive on the hour and Stuart Goosey completed the rout when he made it five for the champions after 66 minutes.

It was left to Dwayne Rankin to net the consolation for Rovers as he picked up a throughball from Abubakar Kamara to round the goalkeeper and score.

Afterwards assistant manager Pat O'Keeffe said: "They were worthy champions last season and are a very good side.

"As a team we need to become more switched on, especially when we need to defend as a unit."

* The away match on Saturday at Rushden & Higham is a six pointer as both teams sit level on 18 points.

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