NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Five-star Eynesbury Rovers continue unbeaten United Counties League Premier Division start - but tougher tests lie ahead

Craig Smith scored twice in Eynesbury Rovers' 5-0 win at Boston Town. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

Craig Smith scored twice in Eynesbury Rovers' 5-0 win at Boston Town. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Manager Mark Ducket heaped praise on his ‘exceptional’ Eynesbury players following a thumping away success yesterday.

Rovers have enjoyed a fine start to the United Counties League Premier Division season which continued with a 5-0 romp at Boston Town.

Ducket’s men put the disappointment of FA Cup and FA Vase exits behind them to extend their unbeaten league run to four games.

Dan Draper headed Rovers into an early lead with his fourth goal of the campaign before Craig Smith doubled the advantage. Only a goal-line clearance denied him another goal moments later.

Smith refused to be denied and struck again just after the hour to seal victory before Eynesbury finished with a flourish thanks to goals in stoppage time from T’ai Williams and Robert Ducket.

Boss Ducket said: “We got the worst away trip of the season out of the way with a win, five goals and a clean sheet.

“We were exceptional as a group, we totally dominated the game and produced some good football on a pitch there that had grass on it for a change! It’s no exaggeration to say we could have had more goals as well.

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“The most pleasing thing was that we did that despite not arriving until 2.25pm after a horrendous journey and only having a 15-minute warm-up with no offer of a delayed kick-off.”

Rovers have dropped only two points from their four league games to date, but Ducket is quick to admit that business is about to get a whole lot tougher.

They host Daventry Town, who still boast a 100 per-cent record, this Saturday at Hall Road, 3pm, before going to another unbeaten side Deeping Rangers the following weekend.

A home date against title favourites Rugby Town and a return trip to Daventry then follow during a daunting spell.

Ducket added: “We’ve got all the big-hitters coming up in the next month, but I’m really pleased with how we have started in the league.

“Only time will tell what this group wants to achieve as it has to come within, but we know we’re going to be tested in the next few games.”