UCL Division One: Eynesbury Rovers 2 Whitworths 2
EYNESBURY Rovers remain second in Division One despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Whitworths. Manager Al Lenihan told The Hunts Post that it was two points lost rather than one gained . Jamie Graham was the day s hero as he scored two penalties as Rov
EYNESBURY Rovers remain second in Division One despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Whitworths.
Manager Al Lenihan told The Hunts Post that "it was two points lost rather than one gained".
Jamie Graham was the day's hero as he scored two penalties as Rovers chased the game to twice come from behind from the spot.
The home side thought they had made the perfect start as Graham fired a shot into the top corner in the sixth minute, but joy was short lived as an eagle eyed official ruled it out for offside.
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Four minutes earlier Ashley Favell had wasted a good opportunity when he fired over the cross bar from close range. Graham was also denied by a combination of 'keeper and woodwork from a quickly taken free kick, and Chris Brown's chip came back off the bar only for debutant Darren Blackall to see his follow up knocked off the line.
Rovers 'keeper Dave Beeny was only called to serious action once in a one way first 45 minutes.
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It was all change at the start of the second period as within two minutes the visitors had scored. Ben Holley was given chance to plant a free header into the net.
Rovers attacked from the restart and won a penalty three minutes later - Graham was fouled and smartly dispatched the resultant kick.
Beeny was also called into action in the Eynesbury goal as Whitworths gained some confidence. He was beaten again on the hour with a low drive by Luke Raftery.
Rovers again bounced back and hit the woodwork when Dwayne Rankin's header hit the foot of the post. However, justice was done when Brown was hacked down in the box and Graham equalised for the second time.
Even in the closing minute Rovers could have snatched a win as Rankin had a shot blocked on the line and Blackall fired over.
nRovers are away to Daventry United this Saturday, kick off 3pm.