Toiling Eynesbury lose after tactical mistakes

United Counties League Division One Sileby Rangers 6 Eynesbury Rovers 0 A TACTICAL change by Rovers manager Dean Shipp backfired as Sileby raced into a two-nil lead after five minutes. Shipp admitted his plan to play a midfielder in an advanced role had n

United Counties League Division One

Sileby Rangers 6 Eynesbury Rovers 0

A TACTICAL change by Rovers manager Dean Shipp backfired as Sileby raced into a two-nil lead after five minutes.

Shipp admitted his plan to play a midfielder in an advanced role had not worked as the home side romped to a convincing win.


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Eynesbury created the first chance of the match on three minutes when Kriss Watters headed over but from then on the home side dominated.

Matthew Cox and Sam Callear took advantage of slack defending to put Sileby two up before Callear added a second on 16 minutes after Rovers failed to clear.

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Lewis Haycock scored a blistering fourth for the hosts before half time as Eynesbury toiled.

The visitors fought hard to restore some pride in the second half but Sileby still added two more through Danny Smith.

David Watts came closest to scoring a consolation goal for Rovers but his shot was cleared off the line.

Shipp said: "I have to hold my hands up and take responsibility for the early goals - we tried something new and it didn't work.

"We made basic mistakes but despite the score line I thought individual performances were improved from last week [a home defeat against Bugbrooke].

"We gave the ball away cheaply but we did perform better in the second half.

"We are a new team and have had a tough start so there is no need to panic but the honeymoon period is fast ending."

Eynesbury travel to Daventry United, formerly Ford Sports, on Saturday.

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