Wasted chances prove costly

UCL Division One Olney Town 1 Eynesbury Rovers 1 ROVERS missed out on the chance to take third spot in the table as they failed to take their chances against struggling Olney. The visitors fell behind after 15 minutes after a mistake by defender Paul Morr

UCL Division One

Olney Town 1 Eynesbury Rovers 1

ROVERS missed out on the chance to take third spot in the table as they failed to take their chances against struggling Olney.

The visitors fell behind after 15 minutes after a mistake by defender Paul Morris but equalised 10 minutes later through a Dave Goodall header from a corner.


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Rovers' Craig Smith twice rattled the crossbar but Dean Shipp's side were grateful to goalkeeper Danny Workman, who produced some good saves in an even game.

Rovers have now gone three games unbeaten and lie ninth in the table.

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Manager Shipp said: "A point was a fair result although I thought we could have made more of our set-pieces as they were weak defending corners.

"Young Paul Morris made a mistake for their goal but he's done excellently for us to secure his place in the side and at 18 he's still learning the game.

"Dave Goodall was in the right place at the right time but, to be fair, my gran could have scored that one!"

Rovers host Ridgeons League Division One side Gorleston in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday.

League Cup

Preliminary Round

Irchester 1 Eynesbury Rovers 3

THREE second-half goals saw Rovers through into the first round proper of the League Cup.

The home side took the lead from the penalty spot after 37 minutes but Neil Morris equalised for Rovers four minutes into the second half.

Simon Stevens put Eynesbury ahead on the hour before Ricky Taylor sealed victory for the visitors with seven minutes remaining.

Manager Dean Shipp said: "We dominated the game and could have had more goals than we did.

"It's a nice feeling to finally win a cup game after more than a year in charge!

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