Rovers boss hopes to earn an extended stay in Eynesbury hotseat after dream start

Eynesbury Rovers manager Mark Ducket.

Eynesbury Rovers manager Mark Ducket. - Credit: Archant

Mark Ducket hopes a fine start to his first managerial role can earn an extended stay in the Eynesbury Rovers hotseat.

Rookie boss Ducket (32) is yet to taste defeat since his surprise December appointment.

He has overseen five victories and a draw in his six games in charge of the United Counties League Premier side so far.

Ducket said: “I was fortunate to get the opportunity to move into management so young.

“I’m very pleased with how things are going, but I’m only here until the end of the season as things stand.

“I like the sound of the club’s plans for the future and I would love to get the chance to carry on beyond this season.

“The lads are buying into what we’re asking of them and look to be enjoying their football.

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“It has been a good start but to be honest I’m annoyed about the two points we did drop at Sileby Rangers.

“It was a game we should have won against a team whose squad does not compare well to ours.”

Eynesbury are unbeaten in nine matches in total after initially hitting form under caretaker boss Dave Northfield before Ducket arrived with coaches Ben Watts and Ash Civil.

They continued their fine spell, which has catapulted them up to seventh place in the Premier Division standings, with a 1-0 success at Wisbech last Saturday.

Alex Marsh hit a high-class volley with 12 minutes remaining to earn victory at the Fenland Stadium after the hosts had earlier squandered some terrific chances in the first half.

Eynesbury can stretch their unbeaten run to 10 games when they host Boston Town at Hall Road this Saturday.

Ducket added: “The boys showed a hell of a lot of character again. We were two down in our previous game at Peterborough Northern Star and came back to win.

“Then at Wisbech we were absolutely peppered in the first half when we could easily have found ourselves behind again had it not been for some outstanding saves from my goalkeeper Ollie Sutton.

“But we stuck to our task and Alex produced a great strike to win the game and keep the run going.

“We’re all determined to get the unbeaten run into double-figures and hopefully that will happen this Saturday.”