Old year washed out

DOWNPOURS across the district played havoc with the last weekend of fixtures before the new year. Games at St Neots and St Ives were abandoned when heavy rain made the pitches unplayable, while Eynesbury Rovers trip to Rothwell Corinthians was postponed

DOWNPOURS across the district played havoc with the last weekend of fixtures before the new year.

Games at St Neots and St Ives were abandoned when heavy rain made the pitches unplayable, while Eynesbury Rovers' trip to Rothwell Corinthians was postponed in advance.

St Neots were level at 1-1 with visitors Blackstones when play was halted just past the hour mark, while St Ives were 2-0 down at home to Ford Sports when the referee halted play on 35 minutes.

Huntingdon Town were the only one of Huntingdonshire's premier sides to complete a fixture - going down 2-1 at Northampton Sileby.


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Adam Bevilacqua had scored an equalising goal six minutes into the second period, but Sileby snatched the win with 15 minutes remaining.

Huntingdon began their Christmas fixtures well with a 3-1 win against Peterborough Northern Star but the Boxing Day derby against neighbours Eynesbury turned into a nightmare as Rovers ran out 6-1 winners.

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Eynesbury are in a fine run of form - boosted by the arrival of several new faces - which has seen them win their last three games by an aggregate score of 12-3.

New signings Scott Kingsbury, Lawrence Ravell and Ian Dawkes were all on target in the derby victory which delighted Rovers boss Dean Shipp.

He said: "The scoreline (against Huntingdon) surprised me but I was delighted by the performances of the new lads.

"It is very pleasing to be able to attract local players and to see them perform as well as they did gives the whole side a boost."

St Ives Town welcomed a crowd of nearly 200 to Westwood Road for their Boxing Day derby against St Neots, and ran out 2-0 winners thanks to two goals from captain Will Fordham.

St Ives also drew 1-1 at Holbeach over Christmas while St Neots' only fixture was the defeat to their local rivals.

Godmanchester Rovers lost out 2-0 in their Boxing Day trip to Ely City, but the performance was much improved from their 7-0 cup drubbing earlier in the season.

Goddy host March Town United on Saturday as they begin a run of home fixtures.

Other fixtures on Saturday see St Neots host Boston Town, St Ives travel to Deeping Rangers and Eynesbury host Sleaford.

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