Ten-man Eynesbury hold on for win

EYNESBURY Rovers held on for their fourth win of the season in a game which saw both teams finish a man short.

UCL Division One

Northampton ON Chenecks 1 Eynesbury Rovers 2

EYNESBURY Rovers held on for their fourth win of the season in a game which saw both teams finish a man short.

An early double from Stuart Harper and Lee Bassett allowed Rovers to complete a league double over Chenecks, but the victory was soured by Ross West’s dismissal.

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Rovers are now considering a complaint to the league following alleged comments made by the referee as West was sent off.

West was shown red 15 minutes from time for a mistimed tackle on Greg Randall, who was sent off himself for raising his hands.

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Manager Matt Plumb said: “It wasn’t a malicious tackle, the ref called Ross over and he acknowledged he had been late with the challenge and the ref said that’s why he had to go too.

“Then he said something to Ross that he shouldn’t have, which was outrageous.

“We’re obviously looking to put a complaint in against the official, but I doubt anything will happen.”

Harper had put Rovers in front four minutes into the contest at Billing Road, firing home a low shot after Dan Woodhead headed Neil Morris’s free-kick back across goal.

The lead was doubled by Bassett after 18 minutes, with the on-loan St Neots striker converting a Joe Jordan pass after a flowing Rovers counter attack.

Adam Boothby headed against the home crossbar early in the second half, before Joe Evans scrambled a late home reply six minutes from time.

Plumb added: “We thoroughly deserved it having started so well, but rested on our laurels in the second half.

“Fortunately it didn’t cost us the three points but we keep trying to drum into the lads that the longer they keep possession of the football, it limits the other team’s opportunity to hurt us.”

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