Rovers chairman frustrated

EYNESBURY Rovers chairman Brian Abraham admitted his frustration with his side s current form after another heavy defeat at the weekend. Nine-man Rovers went down 5-0 to Daventry United at Hall Road on Saturday — meaning manager Dean Shipp is now without

EYNESBURY Rovers chairman Brian Abraham admitted his frustration with his side's current form after another heavy defeat at the weekend.

Nine-man Rovers went down 5-0 to Daventry United at Hall Road on Saturday - meaning manager Dean Shipp is now without a win for more than two months.

While Abraham refused to be drawn on Shipp's future, he admitted that the board are looking for a sharp upturn in fortunes.

The chairman told The Hunts Post: "Things are very disappointing and frustrating at present.


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"We have met with Dean and are aware of the problems he has with the loss of players and injuries but the next four games are extremely important to us."

Rovers have won only twice this season and languish second-bottom of UCL Division One with eight points.

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Abraham continued: "The manager is trying to sign some new faces and he knows that we need to see a turnaround in fortunes before the end of the year.

"The players seem to be lacking confidence and we are conceding too many. Eynesbury Rovers is not a club that should be at the wrong end of the table."

On Saturday, the red mist descended over Hall Road as the hosts completely lost their way against an efficient Daventry outfit, finishing the game with just nine men.

First Neil Morris was given marching orders for dissent and with only minutes to go Scott Kingsbury took the trip to the early bath for a second bookable offence.

United have now smashed 10 goals past Rovers in two games this season but the first 45 minutes gave no indication of how the home team would fall apart before the end of the match.

In the first period, Eynesbury had chances to take the lead. Kris Watters' shot was saved by Shaun Allen and from a Kingsbury corner, Laurence Revell's header was tipped over the bar.

However, just four minutes into the second half United's Tony Burt found the home defence absent and fired home.

Eight minutes later, Danny Workman produced a fine save to deny Burt a second goal but from the corner, Haynes found space for another close-range tap in. On the hour, the visitors went three up when a free-kick from the right was diverted past Workman by Joel Young.

On 74 minutes, Rovers were reduced to 10 men when Morris received a red card for dissent and Daventry made it four on 82 minutes when Lee Roberts scored from a corner.

Four minutes later Kingsbury was booked for protesting about a challenge and moments later he received a second yellow for an innocuous challenge and was duly dismissed. In the last minute, Young scored his second to conclude a miserable afternoon.

* Mid-table Rothwell Corinthians are Saturday's visitors to Hall Road.

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