Shipp pleased with Rovers game

UCL Division One Eynesbury Rovers 3 Rothwell Corinthians 1 A SCRAPPY game saw Rovers come from behind to see off mid-table Rothwell Corinthians by three goals to one. Manager Dean Shipp praised his side for biding their time and scoring three excellent go

UCL Division One

Eynesbury Rovers 3 Rothwell Corinthians 1

A SCRAPPY game saw Rovers come from behind to see off mid-table Rothwell Corinthians by three goals to one.

Manager Dean Shipp praised his side for biding their time and scoring three excellent goals as Eynesbury moved up to sixth in the league.


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The visitors took the lead in the 38th minute when Tony Ielapi set up Dean Briffa to score with a shot from the edge of the area that Ben Housego in the Rovers goal was unlucky not to keep out.

Housego then made another fine save, tipping a Sam Johnson shot onto the post, to ensure the hosts went into the break just one goal behind.

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Eynesbury emerged with renewed purpose after the interval and Lawrence Ravell - a new signing from Royston - headed wide from a Stuart Humphreys free-kick as the tide began to turn.

Emergency forward Gavin Clark showed composure you would not expect from a centre back as he slammed home an equalising goal on 71 minutes.

The makeshift forward then turned provider for James Dove to put Rovers in front with a fine drive while Ross West wrapped up the victory in stoppage time with another good strike.

Visiting player Dave Townsend was sent off two minutes from the end for raising his hands in an altercation with Humphreys.

Shipp said: "It was a pretty poor game on a heavy pitch but I am pleased with the application of the lads, especially James Dove who has worked hard in recent weeks and got his reward with a goal.

"We've scored three fantastic goals and it puts us in good shape going into the bust Christmas period.

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