Plumb: Eynesbury are close to top form

IT’S only a matter of time before someone gets a proper good hiding - that is the view of Eynesbury boss Matt Plumb who feels his side will take one of their league rivals apart, just as soon as they can sustain their explosive starts for more of the match.

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Wootton Blue Cross 2-3 Eynesbury Rovers

IT’S only a matter of time before someone gets a proper good hiding.

That is the view of Eynesbury boss Matt Plumb who feels his side will take one of their league rivals apart — just as soon as they can sustain their explosive starts throughout the match.


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Speaking after Saturday’s 3-2 win at basement boys Wootton, where two goals from Gavin Batt and another for Lee Bassett saw Rovers lead 3-0 inside 20 minutes, Plumb said: “The first 20 minutes was probably up there with the best we’ve played since I’ve been here.

“It was a bit similar to the ON Chenecks game last week, we absolutely crucified them and it should have been at least six after 25 minutes. It was a bit like watching St Neots in the first 20 minutes. But, for the next 70 minutes, it was like watching a Division Five Sunday League team, compared with how we started the game.

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“We’re not firing on all cylinders, but when we do — and can turn 20-25 minute starts into full games — we are going to give someone a good drubbing.”

Ex-Blue Cross man Batt converted Bassett’s near-post cross to put Rovers in front after five minutes and Bassett then doubled that lead three minutes later, applying the finishing touch to Darren Woodend’s centre.

It was then effectively game over after 16 minutes when Batt scored his second — and Rovers’ third — by netting a low drive from a Ross West pass.

The home side showed fighting spirit to get a goal back either side of the break, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Rovers taking all three points and climb to seventh ahead of Saturday’s home fixture with Rushden & Higham — another side struggling.

Plumb said: “No disrespect to Rushden, but we’ve beaten them 3-0 at their place already and we should be confident of beating them again here.

“Then we go into three games against AFC Kempston Rovers, Bugbrooke and Sileby Rangers — all of which I think are beatable — and after that we’ll have a good idea of where we’re at.”

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